Great Resources: HeinOnline – Early American Case Law


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

One of HeinOnline’s new additions, the Early American Case Law collection, provides access to the Federal Cases series as well as the Trinity Series alongside other sources of historical case law. This database includes materials that would be especially valuable for anyone researching the development of railroad or transportation laws, such as a set listing railroad cases from 1881-1895 or the US Aviation Reports listed from 1928-1984. The database also includes specific cases on mining and insurance law as well as more general subjects.

This collection is not large, however it is certainly more than worth browsing – especially for those seeking precedents or those who are interested in legal history (these materials are primarily from the late 1800s and early 1900s). If you are searching for a certain case located in one of these reporters, Hein has provided its helpful Citation Navigator tool to allow quick access to any case in the collection.

To access the Early American Case Law collection 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, 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, the Law Journal Library, the Selden Society Publications and The History of Early English Law, and the Subject Compilations of State Laws.

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