Great Resources: HeinOnline – Selden Society Publications and The History of Early English Law

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

heinonline-logoThe Selden Society, founded in 1887, researches and publishes the history of the law, the development of legal ideas, the legal profession, the courts, judges and lawyers, literature and legal records, and all manner of materials related to English common law and the legal system.  Founded in 1910, the Ames Foundation serves to advance the legal profession by publishing important resources relating to English Law.  Through a partnership with the Selden Society and the Ames Foundation, HeinOnline offers the Selden Society Publications and The History of Early English Law, providing access to English and American legal history in an online searchable format.  Many of these documents are available in electronic format exclusively from HeinOnline.

In addition to the Selden Society and Ames Foundation publications, the collection includes many notable resources, including Nicholas Statham’s Abridgement of Cases to the End of Henry VI (1490), Rolle’s Abridgement (1668), Coke’s Institutes (1797 & 1809), Coke’s Reports (1806), and Blackstone’s Commentaries (1765-1769), as well as many other resources from influential authors who helped shape legal thinking and the common law.

This collection is an excellent resource for anyone researching legal history or the development of English law, including English law’s influence on the development of American law.

To access Selden Society Publications and The History of Early English Law, click here 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 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, theCanada Supreme Court Reports/Revised Statutes of CanadaU.S. Congressional Documents, theEuropean Centre for Minority Issues, the Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS), U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & Appeals, and the Law Journal Library.