HeinOnline: Where Books Rule

Current Events, Exploring HeinOnline, Librarianship
Shannon Furtak

HeinOnline has comprehensive coverage of journals, treaties, constitutions from every country in the world, databases of bibliographic entries on multiple topics (many of which link to full-text content), and government documents. One component of HeinOnline that doesn’t receive as much attention is its impressive collection of books. It’s National Library Week and there’s nothing better than a good book, so be sure to take a closer look at the books available with your subscription.

Exploring the Database

There are more than 42,000 books* in HeinOnline, including legal and historical treatises, dictionaries, subject-specific texts, and current titles from the University of North Carolina Press

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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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Need Legal Dictionaries? HeinOnline Has Hundreds!

Exploring HeinOnline, Librarianship, Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf
Shannon Furtak

William S. Hein & Co., Inc. has proudly served the law library community since 1961, and HeinOnline exists thanks to both the Company's vision and a collaborative effort with law librarians. In July of 2011, Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf was launched. The collection was originally called Law Librarian's Reference Shelf, as its original intention was to benefit that same law library community that has supported the Hein Company for decades. However, the name was updated as the scope of content grew to encompass materials also useful for general librarians, faculty, staff, and students.

Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf contains nearly 1,800 titles…

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8 Helpful Resources for Librarians

Author Profile Pages, Branding, Legal Education, Librarianship, Training
Benjamin Boron

At HeinOnline, we understand that librarians are constantly adjusting to technical changes as they perform and assist with a multitude of research endeavors across several databases.

Last fall, we updated our interface. The appearance was streamlined, and new tools were created for a more user-friendly research experience. As a result, we’ve created many new help resources. The following is a snapshot of various resources we offer for librarians, as well as help materials available for both new and experienced HeinOnline users to get the most from their subscriptions.

1.) Librarian Guide Information Sheet

Do your University’s LibGuides mention HeinOnline? If so, we’ve made a short guide containing a general database description as well as information on how to obtain up-to-date descriptions of individual HeinOnline collections…

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Celebrating National Library Week

Current Events, Librarianship
Shannon Furtak

"Without libraries, what have we? We have no past and no future." -Ray Bradbury

As a corporate blogger, I have learned to be politically neutral, succinctly informative, and unfailingly professional. If I have feelings on a particular blog topic, it is my duty to ensure that my emotions are not reflected in the words I write for our readership and on behalf of the company I represent. Today, I am gleefully hurling this philosophy of dispassion out a 10-story window, because I absolutely cannot hold back my enthusiasm about the subject of today's blog: LIBRARIES.

"I have found the most valuable thing in my wallet is my library card." -Laura Bush

For children…

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Books are Still Incredibly Relevant

Librarianship, News
Shannon Furtak

The internet is fantastic. You can figure out who sang that one-hit wonder you can't get out of your head, quickly determine the exact wording of Scrabble rules, and access millions of pages of law review articles with a swipe of your thumb.

There is still magic, however, in opening a book. Whether the book is brand new, old and musty, or somewhere in between, there is something exhilarating about opening and smelling its pages and discovering the wealth of information they contain. In addition to creating HeinOnline, William S. Hein & Co., Inc. publishes (and loves!) printed books.

One such title, Academic Law Library Director Perspectives: Case Studies and Insights edited by Michelle Wu

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