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HeinOnline has carefully curated a number of databases dedicated to various historical events, timely subjects, or a particular research focus. With these special collections, dive into a study of indigenous life and law, expand your understanding of criminal justice in America, research the role and rights of women, understand the sports and entertainment business, and more. 

Air and Space Law

A collection of books, documents, reports, and more illustrating the multitude of ways humans interact with and explore the earthly skies and distant reaches of outer space.

American Enterprise Institute

A digital collection of documents from the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank that advocates for free enterprise.

Animal Studies: Law, Welfare and Rights

A collection of philosophical books, legislative histories, government documents, and more that illuminate the development of animal rights and law.

Bibliography of American Law School Casebooks

The only comprehensive casebook index, featuring nearly 10,000 entries and spanning from 1870 to current within the last year.

Brennan Center for Justice Publications

Publications of the Brennan Center, a nonpartisan law and policy institute seeking to improve justice system in the U.S.

Business and Legal Aspects of Sports and Entertainment

A comprehensive overview of sports and entertainment law, featuring thousands of topic-coded articles, hundreds of topic-coded cases, and much more.

Cataloging Legal Literature

The newly-revised edition of an essential legal cataloging manual, enhanced for frequent and timely updates that appear almost immediately for users.

Civil Rights and Social Justice

Study the expansion of civil rights in America through government publications, legislation, Supreme Court briefs, and more.

COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present

Analyze government response to COVID-19 and other pandemics, as well as their effect on public health, economics, society, and the world.

Criminal Justice and Criminology

A historical overview of these two ever-changing disciplines, including periodicals, rare pamphlets, memoirs, books, hearings, and more.

Democracy in America

A meticulously researched digital edition of Alexis de Tocqueville's classic work, with full-text links to references and more than 1,000 annotations.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

Nearly one thousand titles dealing with the difficult and important topic of gun regulation, including periodicals, legislative histories, hearings, and more.

History of Capital Punishment

A comprehensive overview of the history of death penalty legislation, with bibliographic records to books, pamphlets, periodicals, and more.

Indigenous Peoples of the Americas

An expansive archive of materials relating to indigenous law, including hundreds of treaties, tribal codes, constitutions, and more.

Intellectual Property Law Collection

A wealth of intellectual property material, including legislative histories, treatises, documents, books, periodicals, and more.

John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection

A collection of all U.S. government documents relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including state and local law enforcement materials.

Labor and Employment: The American Worker

More than 10,000 titles that illuminate the history of labor conditions and employment law in the United States.

Law Academy Project

A comprehensive collection of works exploring the history of the Law Academy of Philadelphia, compiled by editor Dr. Joel Fishman.

Legal Classics

Nearly 20,000 works from some of the greatest legal minds in history, including rare items found in only a handful of libraries.

Legal Dictionaries

An impressive collection of legal dictionaries composed of nearly 300 titles from various countries on multiple law-related topics.

LGBTQ+ Rights

A collection of materials and interactive timeline relating to the gay rights movement in America, from 1950 until present day.

McGill Institute of Air and Space Law Publications

Complete digital coverage of Annals of Air and Space Law, as well as 50 other titles relevant to the study of these legal areas.

Military and Government

Thousands of diverse publications related to the history, glory, might, and daily nitty-gritty of administrating America’s fighting forces.

Military Legal Resources (U.S. Army JAG School)

An exhaustive collection created in collaboration with the William Winthrop Memorial Library of the U.S. Army JAG School.

Multinational Sources Compared

A subject and jurisdiction index designed to direct researchers to sources that compare multiple jurisdictions on focused legal subjects.

National Moot Court Competition

Digital access to the records, briefs, and related organizational materials from the first to the most recent annual National Moot Court Competitions.

NOMOS: A Political and Legal Philosophy Series

A highly regarded series from the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, featuring scholarly works from leading political and legal theorists.

Open Society Justice Initiative

Reports, handbooks, briefing papers, and more exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice.

Pentagon Papers

A United States Department of Defense history of the country's political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.

Religion and the Law

Thousands of books, periodicals, and bibliographies relating to the history of church and state, religion and freedom, religion and politics, and more.

Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions

A unique resource containing the most current list of publications created by presidential advisory bodies (commissions, committees, tasks forces, and others).

Slavery in America and the World

A multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the U.S. and elsewhere, including every federal, state, and colony statute and all reported relevant cases.

Spinelli's Law Library Reference Shelf

A collection of works, scholarly articles, and tools for librarians, faculty and students. Contains research guides, bibliographies, dictionaries, biographies, and more.

UK Parliamentary & Government Publications (Public Information Online)

A partnership with Dandy Booksellers unlocking access to millions of pages of key UK Parliamentary materials, such as Command Papers and Hansard.

UNC Press Law Publications

Hundreds of titles (both current and historical) from the internationally acclaimed University of North Carolina Press, covering a variety of timely topics.

U.S. State Commitments with Foreign Governments

Edited by Ryan Scoville, this is a groundbreaking collection of more than 750 legal and political commitments between U.S. states and foreign governments. Most have never before been published.

Voting Rights & Election Law

A collection of thousands of subject-coded titles that illustrate the nuances and complexities of elections and voting systems both in America and across the globe.

Water Rights & Resources

A highly editorialized and affordable database for understanding state & federal laws governing water.

West Academic Casebooks Archive

An unprecedented collection of thousands of West Academic Casebooks, Hornbooks, and Nutshells that have been instrumental in shaping legal education and guiding legal research for decades.

Women and the Law

Books, biographies, and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the progression of women's rights over the past several centuries.

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