Great Resources: HeinOnline – U.S. Supreme Court Library

This fourteenth iheinonline-logonstallment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

HeinOnline includes a database entitled “U.S. Supreme Court Library,” which features a vast array of materials having to do with the history and decisions of the United States Supreme Court.  Users have access to official U.S. Reports going back to 1754, and recent U.S. Reports Preliminary Prints and Slip Opinions.  These resources may be browsed in chronological order or searched by text, case title, or date.  In addition to official reports, there are various periodical materials available, including the Journal of the Supreme Court of the United States, which is available dating back to 1902.  These materials are also arranged in chronological order and may be searched using the same search options as the official reports.  Another section in the database includes books written about the Court, giving users access to more in-depth resources on a particular topic, case, or justice.  The books are focused on historical materials, with few resources more recent than the 1960’s.  Users may navigate the books in alphabetical order, or by doing a search within a particular book.  Searching within all titles, including the official reports and periodical materials, is also available.  This database is easy to navigate and provides a great deal of useful research materials about the Court, both recent and historical.

To access the U.S. Supreme Court Library, go to and select HeinOnline.

To read up on other HeinOnline digital collections, see our coverage of the Congress and the Courts collection, the History of Supreme Court Nominations collection, the Session Laws Library/State Statutes: A Historical Archive, the U.S. International Trade Library, the Children’s Law Journal, the Intellectual Property Law Collection, the State Attorney General Reports and Opinions, the American Indian Law Collection, the World Constitutions Illustrated collection, the Taxation and Economic Reform in America, Parts I and II collection, the U.S. Presidential Library, English Reports, and World Trials Library.