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HEINONLINE’S U.S. CORE + PACKAGE

INCLUDES MORE THAN 25 DATABASES

ABOUT THE RESEARCH PACKAGE

HeinOnline’s U.S. Core + package includes the full text of more than 2,700 law and law-related journals, access to U.S. federal & state case law, thousands of classic legal treatises, and government publications. HeinOnline features complete coverage of the U.S. Statutes at Large, U.S. Code, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Congressional Documents and more — all are exact replicas of the original print publications AND fully searchable! HeinOnline’s powerful search engine provides both new and experienced users with an excellent research experience, and the support team and customer service at HeinOnline is second to none.

DATABASES INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

The following databases are included with a subscription to HeinOnline’s U.S. Core + package:


  • Law Journal Library
  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
  • Brennan Center for Justice Publications at NYU School of Law
  • Canada Supreme Court Reports
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications
  • Early American Case Law
  • English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1867)
  • European Center for Minority Issues
  • Fastcase Basic
  • Federal Register
  • GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions
  • Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

  • Legal Classics
  • Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
  • Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Pentagon Papers
  • Revised Statutes of Canada
  • Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
  • Trends in Law Library Management and Technology
  • UNC Press Law Publications
  • U.S. Code
  • U.S. Congressional Documents
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • U.S. Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library
  • U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library

FEATURING

Law Journal Library

Academic journals provide a wealth of information, as in-depth analyses of important decisions. Unlike other online databases, HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library is comprehensive, beginning with the first issue ever published of more than 2,700 periodicals and going through the most current issue allowed based on contracts with publishers.

Federal Register/Code of Federal Regulations

HeinOnline’s Federal Register coverage is comprehensive and begins from inception (1936). The Federal Register is updated daily in HeinOnline, which means you can always access material from the previous business day. Also include is the Code of Federal Regulations with coverage from inception (1938) to current. Additional documents include the United States Government Manual from inception (1935) and the Daily and Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.

U.S. Congressional Documents

The U.S. Congressional Documents database features the complete Congressional Record bound volume set from its inception in 1873 as well as the three predecessor titles: Annals of Congress (1789-1824), Register of Debates (1824-1837) and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873). Also available and updated daily are the Congressional Record Dailies from 1980 to the present. Every page is fully searchable and all content is in an image-based PDF format, thus preserving the authenticity of the original documents.

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The United States Congressional Serial Set, commonly referred to as the Serial Set, is considered an essential publication for unveiling American history. Spanning more than two centuries with more than 17,000 bound volumes, the records in this series include House and Senate Documents, House and Senate Reports, and more. The reports are usually from congressional committees dealing with proposed legislation and issues under investigation. The documents include all other papers ordered printed by the House or Senate. Documents cover a wide variety of topics, including reports of executive departments and independent organizations, reports of special investigations made for Congress, and annual reports of non-governmental organizations. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, executive-branch materials were also published in the Serial Set.

U.S. Federal Legislative History Library

The U.S. Federal Legislative History Library contains two primary sections. The first section, the U.S. Federal Legislative History Title Collection, contains more than 2,400 comprehensive federal legislative histories published by the U.S. GPO and private publishers. These titles can be browsed by publication title, public law number or the popular name of the public law. From the title listing, researchers can quickly link to the public law in the U.S. Statutes at Large, or link to the entry within the Sources of Compiled Legislative Histories database.

GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions

HeinOnline’s GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions database contains reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO). All published reports, testimonies, correspondence, and special publications are included (documents that are restricted or classified are not). GAO Comptroller General Decisions contain decisions and opinions issued by the Comptroller General in areas of federal law such as appropriations, bid protests, and federal agency rulemaking.

U.S. Supreme Court Library

This database offers the only complete coverage of the official from 1754-2010. It also includes preliminary prints, slip opinions, books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court. The U.S. Supreme Court Library gives you access to all its cases, including major U.S. Supreme Court decisions.

U.S. Treaties and Agreements

This database includes all U.S. treaties, whether currently in force, expired, or not yet officially published. It contains more than 18,000 records of treaties and agreements to which the United States has been a party, and also offers a very powerful indexing tool that is unsurpassed by any other online U.S. treaty database. In addition to including the actual page-images of all published and in-force treaties and agreements, this collection includes thousands of unpublished treaties and agreements that have been identified through the records of the United States National Archives and Records Administration, United States Senate Treaty Documents, the Freedom of Information Act, and several other official U.S. government sources.

U.S. Statutes at Large

The United States Statutes at Large is the official source for the laws and resolutions passed by Congress. Every law, public and private, ever enacted by Congress is published in the the Statutes at Large in order of the date of its passage. Until 1948, all treaties and international agreements approved by the Senate were also published in the set. This database includes complete coverage of the Statutes at Large, and features multiple browsing and searching options to enhance the online value over the paper volumes.

Legal Classics

The Legal Classics database offers more than 9,100 works from some of the greatest legal minds in history, including Joseph Story, Jeremy Bentham, William Blackstone, William Holdsworth, Henry Maine, Frederick William Maitland, Frederick Pollock, Louis Brandeis, Benjamin N. Cardozo, Edwardo Coke and many more! In addition to many “classics”, this collection includes rare items that are found in only a handful of libraries around the world. The collection focuses on constitutional law, comparative law, political science, and other classic topics and includes works dating back to the 1500s.

U.S. Presidential Library

The U.S. Presidential is a primary source for locating and searching for presidential documents, including the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents, Messages and Papers of the Presidents, Public Papers of the President, and more! In addition to the primary material, it contains other significant presidential documents, speeches, select hearings and reports, as well as links to outside sources.

U.S. Code

The United States Code (U.S.C.) is a compilation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent federal laws of the United States based on what is printed in the Statutes at Large. HeinOnline’s coverage is from inception (1925-1926) to current.

Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications

This database includes the official opinions of the U.S. Attorney General (both the Official Opinions of the Attorneys General of the United States and the Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice).

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law

Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law brings together a multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the United States and the English-speaking world. This includes every statute passed by every colony and state on slavery, every federal statute dealing with slavery, and all reported state and federal cases on slavery. Our cases go into the 20th century, because long after slavery was ended, there were still court cases based on issues emanating from slavery. To give one example, as late as 1901 Chief Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court had to decide if a man, both of whose parents had been slaves, could be the legitimate heir of his father, because under southern law, slaves could never be legally married.

Fastcase Basic

Fastcase Basic is included free of charge with all HeinOnline Core subscriptions and offers the ability to access case law via inline hyperlinks or by entering a case citation from the Fastcase tab on the HeinOnline Welcome Page or inside any HeinOnline library. Like HeinOnline’s “Citations on a Page” feature, case citations referenced in the text of any document in HeinOnline will link to the case in Fastcase. Links will be highlighted in blue, and clicking on the link will pull in the full text from Fastcase.

Features:

  • Locate cases by citation
  • Save cases to your MyHein account
  • ScholarCheck lists articles which cite each case
  • Parallel Citations
  • Case-to-case and case-to-article linking
  • Negative treatment indicator
  • Download/print to PDF
LEARN MORE

HeinOnline Core + includes the U.S. Congressional Documents and U.S. Congressional Serial Set databases. Contact us today to find out how to upgrade your HeinOnline subscription. The legacy HeinOnline Core subscription is no longer available to new subscribers.