NEW DATABASE: American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

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HeinOnline is pleased to announce our new database, American Enterprise Institute (AEI)! This database includes publications from the most prominent think tank associated with American neoconservatism, committed to strengthening the free enterprise system in America. Users have access to nearly 1,500 titles covering 20 different policy areas including research fueled by rigorous, data-driven and broad-ranging evidence. It is included at no additional charge for HeinOnline Academic, HeinOnline Scholastic, and U.S. Academic Core+ subscribers.

About American Enterprise Institute (AEI)

The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) was founded in 1938 for the purpose of “bringing about a greater public knowledge and understanding of the social and economic advantages accruing to the American people through the maintenance of the system of free, competitive enterprise.” A public policy think tank based in Washington, D.C., AEI scholars conduct original research that advocates for free enterprise and focuses on the world economy, U.S. foreign policy and international security, and domestic political and social issues. AEI is an independent institution that is not affiliated with any political party; it is governed by a board of trustees composed of business and financial executives, and their work is funded by donations from corporations, foundations, and individuals. Its scholars operate independently, and while their work may take positions on or advocate certain positions or legislation, AEI takes no institutional positions on policy issues.

About HeinOnline and AEI

This database brings AEI’s collection of scholarship to HeinOnline’s fully searchable image-based format. Unique to this collection is the ability to search by Policy Area, a subject identifier assigned by AEI to each of its publications, which organizes their works into the following areas: economics, foreign and defense policy, society and culture, health care, politics and public opinion, poverty studies, and education; additional Policy Areas within each of these main categories further organize publications into more specific areas of scope. Browse titles in HeinOnline by Policy Area or use the facets under Refine Your Search to limit search results. Easily search the full text of all publications, including titles that have not yet been released by the AEI. We will update the database regularly with new content, and will also be releasing nearly 400 archived documents.

Browsing the Database

Within the American Enterprise Institute database, users have the ability to browse a collection by title, author, or date. Additionally, unique to this database is the ability to browse titles by Policy Area. The American Enterprise Institute applies one or more policy areas to each title its scholars publish, and those assignments have been preserved in HeinOnline.

The following Policy Areas are available:

  • Asia
  • China
  • Defense Policy
  • Domestic Policy
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Education Policy
  • Europe
  • Foreign and Defense Policy
  • Foreign Policy
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education
  • India
  • K-12 Education
  • Latin America
  • Middle East
  • Politics and Public Opinion
  • Poverty
  • Society and Culture
  • Technology Policy
Screenshot of American Enterprise Institute

For more help navigating the American Enterprise Institute database, check out the LibGuide!


U.S. Academic subscribers……………………………………….complimentary access

Non-U.S. Academic subscribers………………………………..$395.00 one-time fee

Note: William S. Hein & Co., Inc. & HeinOnline are nonpartisan aggregators of content from a broad range of political viewpoints across the spectrum and do not endeavor to represent the viewpoint of any one particular political philosophy. We offer a variety of sources from many different views for the primary intent of fostering education and preserving documents.

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