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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

New Collections in HeinOnline



Recently, the O’Quinn Law Library has added two new collections to its HeinOnline collection, now available through the HeinOnline link on the law library website, in the database drop-down menu. 

Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S.
The Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S. collection is a vast compilation of documents and resources related to immigration law and policy. Included are Board of Immigration Appeals  Precedent Decisions. These are administrative decisions of the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the Attorney General, which are selected and designated as precedent by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the BIA, and the Attorney General, respectively.  You can now search these decisions in HeinOnline by decision number or keyword. Also included in the library are legislative histories for major immigration acts, an extensive bibliography of immigration law resources, and many treatises. 

U.S. Congressional Documents
The U.S. Congressional Documents library has a variety of sources relating to the work of Congress and the documents created as part of the legislative process. Particularly notable in the collection is the complete Congressional Record from its beginning in 1873, digitized and searchable. Also included is a Congressional Record Daily to Bound Locator tool, which instantly identifies the corresponding page number from one edition to the other (Daily edition available from 1980 to present). Another great resource is the Congressional Hearings Collection, including more than 24,000 hearings and an easy to use “quick finder,” which makes finding hearings more efficient. Other items in the collection include Congressional Budget Office Publications from 1975-present, various other works related to Congress.
Be sure to check out these outstanding new collections!

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