This HeinOnline collection brings together all known legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world, every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery; cases go into the 20th century.
The collection has hundreds of pamphlets and books written about slavery, and every English-language legal commentary on slavery published before 1920, which includes many essays and articles in obscure, hard-to-find journals in the United States and elsewhere; more than a thousand pamphlets and books on slavery from the 19th century, including many modern histories of slavery; and a section containing all modern law review articles on the subject.
New / Trial Databases
The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
Created from a collaboration between EBSCO and BiblioLabs, EBSCO Open Dissertations™ is a new, free electronic theses and dissertations database offering access to more than 800,000 ETDs. Currently, more than 30 institutions from four continents are currently participating in the project, with ETD's from the U.K. predominating, but this number is expected to grow over time and diversify the collection.
Nexis Uni™, the new interface for Lexis/Nexis, features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources from LexisNexis—including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790—with an intuitive interface that offers quick discovery across all content types, personalization features such as Alerts and saved searches and a collaborative workspace with shared folders and annotated documents.
The PILOTS bibliographic database, covering the Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress, is produced at the headquarters of the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in White River Junction, Vermont. The PILOTS database is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.
Post-traumatic stress disorder or acute stress disorder (with or without reference to the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders)
The assessment, description, prevention, or treatment of any psychiatric disorder, especially dissociative identity disorder (formerly called multiple personality disorder), other dissociative disorders, or borderline personality disorder, associated etiologically or epidemiologically with exposure to a traumatic event, or to an event experienced as traumatic by the population under discussion
The preparation or provision of mental health services to a traumatized population or a population at risk of experiencing traumatic events
Issues of professional ethics, scientific methodology, or public policy relating to traumatized populations.