Law Journal Library

Law Journal Library

More than 2,900 law and law-related periodicals dating back to inception.

Academic journals provide a wealth of information regarding law and law-related issues, as well as in-depth analyses of important legal decisions. Unlike other online databases, HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library is comprehensive, beginning with the first issue ever published of more than 2,900 law and law-related periodicals. With more than 39 million pages of articles, comments, notes, book reviews, cases, decisions, and legislation, the Law Journal Library bridges a crucial research gap.

Periodicals included in the Law Journal Library cover more than 100 subject areas and are published in 60 different countries, as well as all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Fully searchable and image-based, every document in the library is an exact facsimile of its print counterpart while still providing the ease and speed that accompanies online searching. With a variety of search options, unique research aids, and artificial intelligence tools, this database is an essential addition to any academic setting.

Popular Subjects Include:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Technology
  • Human Rights
  • Business/Economics
  • Communications
  • Health and Safety
  • Immigration
  • International Relations
  • Taxation
  • Terrorism/Security Issues
  • Women and the Law
  • Advocacy
  • Animal Rights
  • Civil Rights
  • Foreign Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Religion/Theology


Artificial Intelligence Tools

More Like This

Located at the top of an article page, the More Like This button allows researchers to find articles similar to the current article they are viewing. Using an algorithm, this feature discovers “interesting words” within the article, generating a list of similar articles based on the frequency of the words.

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Keyword Search Builder

The Keyword Search Builder can be found within the Advanced Search option of various databases. Enter keywords into one or more of the boxes provided. Adjust the weight of each word using the boost factors. Select a title to search within or enter a date range to narrow down the results.

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Topic and Entity Extraction

Machine-learned topics and entities (frequently mentioned locations, persons, and organizations) are generated from various journal articles in HeinOnline. Researchers may use the topics and entities to better refine their searches or to learn more about a particular article from just a glance.

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Research Aids


Scholarcheck is a series of tools designed to help researchers quickly locate relevant material in HeinOnline. Among its many functions, ScholarCheck analyzes most-cited entities, hyperlinks cited material in a document for quick access, and provides smart sorting options.

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MyHein is HeinOnline’s personal research tool. Anyone with HeinOnline access may create a free MyHein account to bookmark documents, save search queries, and set up electronic table of contents alerts. In addition, create bookmark tags and export saved bookmarks in various formats.

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Venn Diagram Search

The Venn Diagram Search allows researchers to visualize the power of keyword combinations, helping new researchers learn to structure a search and experienced researchers refine their keyword choices. Use this unique tool within the Law Journal Library alone, or across multiple databases.

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Citation Formats

The Cite button on article pages provides a variety of citation formats, including MLA, APA, Chicago, Bluebook, OSCOLA, and McGill Guide. Users have the ability to export journal citations to Refworks, to Endnote, or as a text file from the same Cite button in HeinOnline.

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Author Profile Pages

Author Profile Pages are an excellent way for researchers to discover a particular author’s scholarly work. This page provides citation count information about a particular author, the author’s frequently discussed subjects and topics, and a list of the author’s works in HeinOnline.

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Explore This Author

From within an author profile page, researchers may use the Explore This Author feature to visualize the context of an author within his or her field. Through an interactive flow chart, the feature allows users to discover the author’s frequent co-authors, topics, journals, organizations, and more.

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Training Materials and Resources

Hundreds of articles, guides, and videos pertaining to the use of HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library.

An overview of Law Journal Library content, tools and features, search tips, and navigation.

Your resource for tips, tricks, and new updates regarding the Law Journal Library.

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