HeinOnline App Featured as Top Legal Research Tool!

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Shannon Furtak

If you haven’t downloaded the HeinOnline App for your iOS device yet, you’re missing out on an excellent research tool. According to websites like Legal Productivity, US News, and Law Technology News, the HeinOnline App is consistently included among the best and most useful apps to aid with your legal research. Join the nearly 6,800 users who have taken advantage of this resource!

The HeinOnline App features the ability to view image-based PDFs, access content by citation, browse by volume, quickly navigate to a page using the electronic table of contents, and use the full advanced search tool available in HeinOnline. In order to use the app, you must be authenticated to HeinOnline with your iDevice:


Click the IP Authentication button if your organization’s wireless network is IP authenticated to HeinOnline. Once IP authenticated, your device will be able to access HeinOnline from anywhere for 30 days; at the end of that 30 day time period, you will have to re-authenticate. You can also log in from anywhere using your HeinOnline username and password.

Once authenticated, you will view a list of your institution’s subscribed libraries:

Clicking the search button will result in an advanced search bar, where you can employ the same advanced search syntax used in HeinOnline from a PC.

Clicking into a collection will enable you to browse by title, search that collection, or use the citation navigator:

Input your search terms, and you will receive a list of results from the selected library that contain your search terms:

Or, start typing your citation, and you will be able to choose from a list of applicable Bluebook citations:

After typing the citation, you will be directed to the same image available in the standard HeinOnline database, and you will have the ability to click PDF to download as a PDF, Table of Contents to view the TOC of the particular issue you are viewing, or Email to send the link to the material to a colleague:


View our User’s Guide for the HeinOnline app here for an in-depth explanation of this valuable resource. Although HeinOnline does not currently  have an app for Android devices, the mobile version of HeinOnline is also extremely easy to use and offers the same convenient functionality:

If you have questions about the use of the HeinOnline App, contact our support team at (800) 277-6995, e-mail holsupport@wshein, or chat with us!

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