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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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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October Library Displays

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Come view our 1st FL library displays for the month of October!

Book Display – LGBTQ History Month

 

To celebrate LGBTQ History Month, we have gathered books on the topic in our display located next to the front doors (across the Circulation & Information desks) on the 1st FL.

Feel free to borrow any book that interests you!

 

 

 

 

DVD Display – Freaks and Frights

 

We have pulled a random selection of scary films from our DVD collection and placed them on display. Take one — if you dare. The display is located to the left of the DVD shelves on the 1st FL.

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Campus-Wide Read: Christina Sharpe’s “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being”

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At this year’s Atwood Lecture, Christina Sharpe will be speaking about her book In the Wake On Blackness and Being. To participate in the book discussion, please pick up a free copy at McKillop Library’s circulation desk.

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: McKillop Library – East Wing

The Atwood Lecture will be: Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 – 7 p.m. Bazarsky

Book Discussion: Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 4:30 p.m. McKillop Library (Open to Salve community)

Christina Sharpe is a professor at Tufts University in the Department of English and the programs in Africana and women’s, gender and sexuality studies. Her second book, “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being,” was published by Duke University Press in November 2016 and was named in the Guardian newspaper and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016. Sharpe’s first book, “Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects,” was published in 2010, also by Duke University Press. She recently completed the critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) to be published by Duke University Press. Sharpe is working on two monographs: “Black. Still. Life.” and “Refusing Necrotopia.” The recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, she recently contributed essays to the book accompanying Arthur Jafa’s first solo exhibition “Love is the Message, The Message is Death” and an essay called “The Crook of Her Arm” to a collection on the work of the artist Martine Syms.

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