Access the full text of more than 2,500 law and law-related journals, 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 and more — all are exact replicas of the original print publications AND fully searchable!
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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
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
Federal Register/Code of Federal Regulations
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
Revised Statutes of Canada
Trends in Law Library Management and Technology
UNC Press Law Publications
U.S. Congressional Documents
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
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 2,400 periodicals and going through the most current issue allowed based on contracts with publishers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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Congress and the Courts
Foreign Relations of the United States
History of Bankruptcy: Taxation & Economic Reform in America
History of Supreme Court Nominations
Immigration Law & Policy in the U.S.
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
New York Legal Research Library
U.S. State Package
Session Laws Library
Spinelli’s Law Library Reference Shelf
Subject Compilations of State Laws
Taxation & Economic Reform in America
United Nations Law Collection
U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals
World Treaty Library