Tip of the Week: How to Log in to HeinOnline

Access, Tip of the Week
Lauren Mattiuzzo

Are you a student wondering if your library subscribes to HeinOnline? Or are you a librarian who needs to log in remotely. Maybe you’re a paralegal getting ready to kickstart your research. In today’s blog, we’re going to get back to the basics and cover all the different ways to access HeinOnline. Keep reading for more information on how to log in or watch this quick tutorial below.

Let’s Log In

From the HeinOnline website

To begin, from the HeinOnline website click the “Log In” button located in the upper right-hand corner…

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Enhancement to HeinOnline’s Infrastructure Affects Usage Statistics Metric

Access, HeinOnline Updates, Technical Support
Benjamin Boron

Effective April 1, 2019:  In order to improve HeinOnline and the overall user experience, enhancements have been made to HeinOnline’s infrastructure.   Other than increased performance, these changes will not be noticeable to the end user.  However, as a result of these enhancements, you will most likely notice a significant decrease in the number of ‘Hits‘ reported, beginning with your April 2019 usage statistics.  Other metrics (Articles, Page Views, Visits, and Searches) are not affected by the changes.



Significant decrease is expected for the number of monthly ‘Hits’ reported…

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Important Information Regarding HeinOnline Security Upgrade

Access, HeinOnline Updates
Kaylyn Zurawski

HeinOnline has supported both HTTP and HTTPS protocols for many years. Effective June 19th, 2018, HeinOnline is phasing out the HTTP protocol and is automatically redirecting all visitors to the secured (HTTPS) version of our site: https://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome.

We have received positive feedback about this security upgrade. We would like to address a few questions that have been asked: 

  1. Users may start using the new (secured) version of our site right away: https://heinonline.org/HOL/Welcome. This secured version has been supported for several years.
  2. We will automatically redirect http to https for the foreseeable future…

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HeinOnline Enables CASA, Makes Students’ and Librarians’ Lives Better

Access, What's New
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline recently expanded its existing relationship with Google Scholar with the rollout of Campus-Activated Subscriber Access (CASA). CASA, which means ‘house’ in Spanish, allows off-campus and mobile users to access HeinOnline seamlessly, exactly as though the user is on-campus. With CASA, students can begin their research in a campus library and continue to access HeinOnline content from home without the hassle of logging in through a proxy server or web portal.

About CASA

According to Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar:

“CASA builds on Google Scholar’s Subscriber Links program which provides direct links in the search interface to subscribed collections for on-campus users…

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New Off-Campus Access Login

Access, Enhancements, Librarianship
Bonnie Hein

HeinOnline is pleased to announce our new off-campus access login option on our welcome page.

In a mission to make HeinOnline easily accessible for students and faculty, we are now offering a menu on our login page where users may select their college or university, which will then direct them to the proxy login area for HeinOnline.

How to access:

In order to access your institution’s proxy login page, simply type the name of the institution.  You will note the institution names begin to autofill as you type:


You may then select the institution and click login, which will direct you to the proxy login area for HeinOnline…

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Research Trending Legal Topics in HeinOnline

Access, Exploring HeinOnline, FAQ, Hein Blog, ScholarCheck
Bonnie Hein



HeinOnline's ScholarCheck is a series of tools which help researchers locate and access related material  from inside HeinOnline and via Fastcase. ScholarCheck also keeps track of the number of times articles are cited by other articles and cases. One of the more recent metrics tracked by ScholarCheck is the number of times articles have been accessed within a rolling 12-month period by other HeinOnline users. The HeinOnline development team recently ran a report of the articles which had the greatest increase in the number of times accessed between January 2016 and now, and some trending topics are discussed below.

Peer-to-Peer Marketplace

Companies such as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb continue to grow the peer-to-peer marketplace addressing ride-sharing…

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