HeinOnline Database now includes Pentagon Papers

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HeinOnline is an online database containing more than 150 million pages and 160,000 titles of legal history and government documents. HeinOnline bridges the gap in historical research by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,400 law-related periodicals. In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.

New Collection – The Pentagon Papers
The Pentagon Papers, officially titled United States-Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense, were first released on the front page of the New York Times in 1971. These papers were released by Daniel Ellsberg, an American activist and former U.S. military analyst.

The Pentagon Papers consist of 47 volumes, approximately 4,000 pages of government documents and 3,000 pages of analysis on policy decisions concerning the U.S. government’s involvement in Vietnam. The papers revealed that the presidential administrations of Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson had misinformed the public of the degree of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Therefore, the papers had a monumental effect on the relationship between the U.S. government and the American people.

Although the Pentagon Papers did not directly name President Richard M. Nixon, they did discredit his administration. Since Nixon was up for reelection in 1972, he chose to oppose the publication. Attorney General John M. Mitchell and President Nixon forced the New York Times to cease publication with a federal court injunction. The newspaper’s appeal sparked the case of New York Times Co. v. United States. Within fifteen days, the newspaper was free to publish further documents from the Pentagon Papers due to burden of proof.

Government Document Databases in HeinOnline
HeinOnline’s government document content is easy to browse and search. In many cases, it covers material far beyond the range available on other commercial publisher or even government websites. Because HeinOnline is composed of image-based, fully searchable PDFs, the authenticity of these documents is never in question as they are all exact images of the official print publications.

  • U.S. Congressional Documents
  • Federal Register
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • U.S. Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Code
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library
  • U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions & Appeals
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • Pentagon Papers

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Library Display: International Open Access Week – Oct. 23-29

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Come to the first floor of the library to view our informational display on Open Access and what it means for researchers, students, professors/teachers, scientists, the general public — in short, all of us who want access to scholarly research.

From http://www.openaccessweek.org:

Open Access Week, a global event now entering its tenth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Open Access (OA) has the potential to maximize research investments, increase the exposure and use of published research, facilitate the ability to conduct research across available literature, and enhance the overall advancement of scholarship.

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Latest titles on display for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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We have the latest titles on display for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, including Dr. Adam Segal’s book “The Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, and Manipulate in the Digital Age.” Dr. Segal spoke about the “hacked world order” and the geopolitical climate of cyberspace on Oct. 17th at Bazarsky Lecture Hall. The display also features novels, including “Daemon” by Daniel Suarez, for those students looking for an escape from their studies.

The display is located just to the right of the Info Desk when you enter the library.

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Help us improve our website and get a $10 Amazon.com gift card

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McKillop Library launched a website redesign in 2016, along with a new search catalog, and we would like to figure out how we can make it even better for students, faculty, and staff.

If you would like to help, please fill out this form with your availability by Oct. 31. (*Note: a limited number of volunteers will be chosen to participate; if you are chosen, you will receive a separate confirmation email)

Usability Testing will take place in one 30-minute session during which you will be asked to complete various tasks using the library website while speaking aloud about what you are doing and why.

Each chosen participant will receive a $10 Amazon.com gift card!

Usability testing findings will be anonymized; no personally identifiable information will be associated with the notes from your session. Sessions will be recorded by screen-capture (mouse movements only) as well as verbal audio recording. Sessions will NOT be video-recorded.

Please contact Lori Barile at lori.barile@salve.edu if you have questions or concerns.

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