Daily Archives: Monday 19 August 2013

Great Resources: HeinOnline – Law Journal Library


This thirty-third installment continues our series on HeinOnline’s digital collections.

Welcome to all new students and welcome back to everyone returning this year!

HeinOnline is a great resource for anyone looking to expand their knowledge and explore new areas of the law; and perhaps one of the best ways of doing so is through Hein’s extensive Law Journal Library. This collection is made up of more than 1,800 periodicals and includes ABA publications as well as academic journals. These journals are sorted alphabetically and may be browsed by title, state, country, subject, or number of citations. A quick look at the “S” section will reveal both the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business and the South Carolina Law Review, among others, about halfway down the page.

While coverage of the most current issues may vary amongst the publications, Hein has endeavored to cover each journal from its first issue all the way up to the most recent available. Like Hein’s other collections, this extensive coverage is a valuable tool for anyone researching a particular subject or seeking a particular article; a useful search feature allows the researcher to search for a term on a particular page, in a certain section, or throughout the entire publication.

If the size of the collection seems intimidating, fear not; Hein has provided sub-collections to further narrow one’s search options. These specialized categories display only certain holdings of the Law Journal Library, and include: American Bar Association Journals, Core U.S. Journals, Criminal Justice Journals, International & Non-U.S. Law Journals, and Most-Cited Law Journals. For example, the Most-Cited collection contains only the 30 most-cited journals available in the general collection.

To access the Law Journal Library in Hein, click here, select HeinOnline under “Legal Search Engines Research,” and select the collection from the list to your left. Happy Researching!

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 LibraryEnglish Reports, the World Trials Library, the U.S. Supreme Court Library, the Federal Register Library, the Foreign & International Law Resources Database, the National Moot Court Competition collection, theAmerican Law Institute Library, the History of Bankruptcy:  Taxation & Economic Reform in America Part III, the Statutes of the Realm collection, the Legal Classics Library, the History of International Law, the U.S. Federal Legislative History LibraryPentagon PapersTreaties and Agreements Library, the Canada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of Canada, U.S. Congressional Documents, the European Centre for Minority Issues, the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), and the U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & Appeals.