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Kaylyn Zurawski

This post originally appeared on the Hein Blog Tuesday, December  9th, 2014:

The 35,567 Reasons You Should Start Your Research in HeinOnline

With over 21,000 legal treatises in its collection, The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises has been one of the leaders in the digital legal research industry. Its coverage spans over 3 centuries and includes more than 14 million pages. The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises offers you the ability to study a range of both American and British Law, making it a truly great collection. But wait. Did you know that HeinOnline has more than 27 million pages encompassing over 9 centuries of legal history? Not only can you find books ranging from the early 17th century to today on a wide assortment of legal topics, but our constantly growing collection of more than 35,000 titles includes books that you can only find in a handful of libraries around the world.

Some of our top collections include:

  • US Congressional Documents (more than 9,500 titles)
  • Legal Classics (more than 5,500 titles)
  • World Constitutions (more than 4,200 titles)
  • World Trials (more than 3,500 titles)
  • History of International Law ( more than 1,200 titles)

The collections of HeinOnline not only span over a larger time period, but they include legal history from around the world. US Congressional Documents is not just limited to hearings and congressional records, it is comprised of books by James Madison, along with letters by Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, George Washington, and many more. In World Constitutions you can find a variety of classic books on constitutions, constitutional history and jurisprudence. Our Legal Classics library is home to some of the best legal minds in history, including, Joseph Story, William Blackstone, Jeremy Bentham, William Holdsworth, and  much more, focusing on matters related to classic topics such as comparative law, political science, and constitutional law. With more than 890,000 pages dating back to 1690, the books included in History of International Law concentrate on subjects ranging from War & Peace, Law of the Sea, and International Arbitration.

Looking for a book you can't seem to find anywhere else? Check HeinOnline. And guess what? You don't need a subscription to do so. Simply visit HeinOnline,  and type in the name of the book in our catalog search button at the top right corner of the page.


Not convinced yet? Take a look at some of the rare books we have that you can only find in a handful of libraries around the world and see for yourself.


"England's Birth-Right Justified against all Arbitrary Usurpation, Whether Regall or Parliamentary"
Author(s): John Lillnurne
Year Published: 1645
Libraries Worldwide: 16



"A View of the Civile and Ecclesiasticall Law: And Wherein the Practice of Them Is Streitned, and May Be Releeved within This Land"
Author(s): Thomas Ridley & John Gregory
Year Published: 1634
Libraries Worldwide: 19



"Of the Law of Nature and Nations: Eight Books (3rd ed., carefully corr.)"
Author(s): Samuel Pufendorf, Basil Kennett, Jean Barbeyrac
Year Published: 1717
Libraries Worldwide: 1



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