Testimonials

What Our Customers Are Saying


“Frankly, Hein’s database is very user-friendly.  If you can use Google (and who can’t?), you can HeinOnline!  Looking for a case, there’s a link for that!  Looking for a periodical, there’s a link for that!  Interested in International Law?  Well, you guessed it, there’s a link for that, too!  Hein designed their interface to suit any user, not just us sophisticated legal geniuses.”




“Looking for an online legal database for research? HeinOnline is one of my go-to sources, and on more than one occasion has saved my bacon. [. . . ] The database has multiple options available for emailing, printing and downloading pages and sections of a volume, all for free!

From the obscure to the ubiquitous, Hein contains over 2,300 full-text journals such as the Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, McGill Law Journal, andAdvocates’ Quarterly, just to name a few.”



“As a small, undergraduate institution, we have a specific need for a broad-based research database that crosses disciplinary lines to provide the greatest research value to our students. HeinOnline fulfills a niche not provided by other online databases at a cost per student below other research databases. HeinOnline, paired with FastCase, provides unmatched coverage appropriate for our undergraduate law courses. In addition, its coverage of history, political science, gender studies, and environmental issues serves multiple departments across campus and provides extensive resources appropriate for courses ranging from freshman composition to senior seminars. We are particularly happy with its American Indian Law Collection, which provides particular focus to an underserved community. The representatives at HeinOnline are responsive, cheerful, and fantastic to work with.”

University Librarian | May 2017



“Beyond their database, Hein as an organization is dedicated to education and information sharing. They have a newly launched Youtube channel with dozens of training and informational videos to ensure users get the most out of the experience. The HeinOnline blog is absolutely top-notch, with timely, accurate information not just about their services, but also about the world in which they work and live. Guides to help the public arm themselves against fake news, articles delving into the history of race relations in the United States and legislative biographies of famous historical figures are all covered with equal veracity and equity.”

Hamilton County Law Library | February 2017



“What makes acquisition of this database exciting is its depth and its application to so many different disciplines and areas of study. While HeinOnline is an excellent resource for researchers looking for articles on legal issues of any kind, the collections have applicability to anyone studying history, political science, public policy and administration, homeland security, criminal justice, international relations, or any topic which involves those subjects.”



“In addition to text form, the PDF version of the documents are provided on HeinOnline in image form as they originally appear, unlike the ASCII text pages provided by the competition. This is important for preserving certain specialized fonts, tables, graphs or drawings often encountered in technical matters. These are lost in mere text formats provided by your competition. Moreover, this benefit is provided without the loss of hyperlinks to sources and references in the PDF because HeinOnline includes such links (if available) in the PDF file.”

HeinOnline User



“Unlike collections available on Westlaw and Proquest Congressional, most legislative histories I find on HeinOnline are actual treatises compiled by experts familiar with the legislation. This means that beyond the specific bill that becomes law, they include previous related bills and congressional reports and hearings related thereto. In contrast, I find that your competition seems to provide material that relates only to the final bill that becomes law. One cannot overstate the importance of this distinction for complete and thorough analysis of Congressional policy.”

University Professor | California



“When it comes to tracing historical development in the legal field HeinOnline feels like a “one stop shop.” The collections are vast and broad in range (i.e. periodicals, case law, statutes, journal articles, presidential libraries, treaties, and so much more), it is incredibly easy to use, and the image quality of documents is “second to none,” there is even an option to archive documents for future use. I love the functionality of the website because it is clearly labeled and streamlined, which makes it very user friendly. This is a database that deserves to be on everyone’s radar!”

Kimberley Fletcher | San Diego State University



“My main reasons for advocating the addition of HeinOnline [was] . . . The historical completeness of the Hein collections on government and judicial materials, particularly going back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. This includes the large collection of administrative adjudications and decisions by government agencies over a time span that far exceeds that which may be covered on Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis.”

HeinOnline User



“The University of Wisconsin Law Library would like to commend (and to thank) William S. Hein & Co. for making the newest HeinOnline collection, Slavery in America and the World, available free of charge. It is a very important collection and we are pleased to be able to offer it to our patrons. […] Please know the librarians who work here appreciate Hein’s gesture […].”

Carrie Doyle | University of Wisconsin



“Wow. Just wow. Now…you need to start the process of getting access to this amazing resource here on the Registration Form page. It takes several hours or an overnight to get the registration activated, but once it’s activated, you have complete access to the collection – and to some help to go along with it (training guides, videos, and more). I can’t recommend this enough. And I can’t thank HeinOnline enough for this act of corporate citizenship.”

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