It has been 19 years since we started providing legal and academic information online to library communities around the world. To celebrate this birthday, we’re giving away a $500 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner! Do you want to go on a shopping spree courtesy of HeinOnline? Here’s how you can enter to win:
All contestants must complete both steps to win. A random winner will be selected and contacted via Twitter on May 20, 2019.
A Look Back
With the development of the World Wide Web (WWW), technological advancements in scanning, and the emerging need for law libraries to save shelf space, HeinOnline was born. It officially launched in 2000. It’s hard to believe that 19 years ago, this is what the HeinOnline interface looked like.
Currently, there are nearly 2,700 journals. Here is a list of the very first journals included in HeinOnline:
- ABA Journal
- American International Law Journal Supplement
- American Journal of International Law
- American Society of International Law Proceedings
- Banking Law Journal
- Boston University Law Review
- California Law Review
- Cornell Law Review
- Fordham Law Review
- Georgetown Law Journal
- Harvard Law Review
- Iowa Law Review
- Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology
- Michigan Law Review
- Minnesota Law Review
- New York University Law Review
- Northwestern University Law Review
- Texas Law Review
- Tulane Law Review (as Southern Law Quarterly)
- University of Pennsylvania Law Review
- Virginia Law Review
- Wisconsin Law Review
- Yale Law Journal
Check out this screenshot from our old interface displaying the first volume of the Harvard Law Review.
Today, this display looks drastically different.
Since the initial launch of HeinOnline, we have added nearly 100 databases, more than 200,000 titles and 171 million pages, in addition to countless beneficial tools. Here are just a few of the enhancements made over the years:
- All journal coverage goes back to inception
- Ability to view multiple citation formats with the click of a button
- Ability to email a PDF of a section to a friend/colleague
- Permalinks to all documents
- MyHein personal bookmarking tool
- Natural language processing and machine learning tools such as, More Like This, Topics, and Keyword Search Builder
- Ability to search within a section, page, volume, or title
- Author profile pages
- ScholarCheck statistics and hyperlinking
- New search syntax
- Updated interface appearance and icons
- And much more!
HeinOnline is always evolving and changing. We can attribute many of our updates to customer suggestions and feedback. We’d like to thank all of our loyal customers for supporting HeinOnline throughout the years. Be sure to celebrate with us, and enter for a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card on Twitter!