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HeinOnline Scholastic

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Databases Included in the Package:

  • Journal Library
  • American Enterprise Institute
  • Brennan Center for Justice Publications
  • Case Law, Powered by Fastcase
  • Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present
  • Criminal Justice & Criminology
  • Democracy in America
  • Executive Privilege
  • Federal Register/Code of Federal Regulations
  • Foreign Relations of the United States
  • Gun Regulation and Legislation in America
  • History of Supreme Court Nominations
  • John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection
  • Legal Classics Library
  • National Survey of State Laws
  • NOMOS: American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy
  • Religion and the Law
  • Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions
  • Slavery in America and the World
  • State Constitutions Illustrated
  • U.S. Code
  • U.S. Congressional Documents
  • U.S. Congressional Serial Set
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • U.S. Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library
  • U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library
  • Women and the Law
  • World Constitutions Illustrated

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Social Studies Resources

Journal Library

As in-depth analyses of important decisions, academic journals provide a wealth of information. Unlike other online databases, HeinOnline’s Journal Library is comprehensive, beginning with the first issue ever published of more than 2,800 periodicals through the most current issue allowed based on contracts with publishers. About 90% of journals are available through the current issue or volume. Search by article title, author, subject, state or country published, full text, and narrow by date.

Women and the Law

This collection brings together books, biographies, and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law. It provides a convenient platform for users to research the progression of women’s roles and rights in society over the past 200 years. Also included are more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School’s Feminism and Legal Theory Project, which provides a platform to view the effect of law and culture on the female gender.

Slavery in America and the World

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.

Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

Gun regulation in the United States is arguably among the most controversial and heavily-debated topics in American history. The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Our goal is to facilitate productive discussions and help bring all sides of this argument together to effect positive change and prevent more senseless loss of life.

Religion and the Law

HeinOnline’s Religion and the Law consists of nearly 3,300 titles and more than 1.5 million pages that include books, periodicals, and bibliographies. The database includes the Christian Legal Society publications, an assortment of canon law, and rare historical bibles. Featuring works on the history of church and state, religion and freedom, Jewish law, religion and politics, the Bible in public schools, and more.

Case Law

Fastcase Basic, which is included free of charge with HeinOnline Scholastic, offers the ability to access U.S. state and federal case law via inline hyperlinks or by entering a case citation from the Citation tab on the HeinOnline Welcome Page or inside any HeinOnline database. 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.

American Enterprise Institute

This database brings AEI’s collection of scholarship to HeinOnline’s fully searchable image-based format. Unique to this collection is the ability to search by Policy Area, a subject identifier assigned by AEI to each of its publications, which organizes their works into the following areas: economics; foreign and defense policy; society and culture; health care; politics and public opinion; poverty studies, and education. Additional Policy Areas within each of these main categories further organize publications into more specific areas of scope.

COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present

In this database, find factual information about how COVID-19 and other pandemics have impacted public health, economics, society, and the world. Access hundreds of Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, updated regularly as the current fluctuating situation evolves. Also discover a curated list of relevant scholarly articles and external links to supplement your pandemic research.

Brennan Center for Justice Publications

This database features publications of the Brennan Center, which is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve the systems of democracy and justice in the United States. The Center’s work focuses on a wide range of issues, such as voting rights, campaign finance reform, racial justice in criminal law, and constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism.

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U.S. History, Government, and Politics Resources

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The Serial Set is the official historical record of the United States government as its legislative branch weathered the events we now refer to as American history. The documents within these collections record the words and actions of key players in the development of the United States, and thus reflect the mindset of each era. With more than two centuries of documents spanning more than 17,000 volumes, no other publication so beautifully reflects the maturation of the United States as a nation.

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 included are congressional hearings, committee prints, and other related works. Every page is fully searchable and all content is in an image-based PDF format, thus preserving the authenticity of the original documents.

Criminal Justice & Criminology

This collection offers an historical overview of how criminal justice has changed in American and English law and the effect criminology has had in facilitating those changes. To help users navigate the content spanning these two wide-reaching disciplines, all titles in this collection have been subject coded into 16 subject areas.

Democracy in America

An interactive digital edition of Alexis de Tocqueville’s classic work, complete with more than 1,000 annotations, references, and full-text links to the material which Tocqueville read while he traveled, researched, and compiled the text. Annotations provide insight into Tocqueville’s thinking, grounding the work within the context in which it was written. Jump from the pages of Democracy in America into the works referenced by Tocqueville with HeinOnline’s unparalleled access to this historical content.

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 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.

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.

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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 included 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. Presidential Library

The U.S. Presidential Library 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. Supreme Court Library

This database contains complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports bound volumes. In addition, preliminary prints, slip opinions, and books and periodicals related to the U.S. Supreme Court are included in this database.

History of Supreme Court Nominations

This library features the complete print series Supreme Court of the U.S. Hearings and Reports on Successful and Unsuccessful Nominations of Supreme Court Justices by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The “Browse by Justice” option allows students to see relevant works related to that Justice, including links to articles, a bibliography of other works, and links to scholarly articles.

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John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection

The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 is a public law passed by the United States Congress. It directed the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to create a collection of records known as the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection. The JFK Act stated that the collection should consist of all U.S. government documents relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including any state or local law enforcement materials.

Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions

Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions and Other Advisory Bodies: A Bibliographic Listing by Louis W. Bookheim is a unique resource containing the most current and comprehensive listing of publications created by presidential advisory bodies. United States presidents have historically created such advisory groups—also called committees, commissions, boards, blue ribbon panels, or task forces—to advise them on particular problems or issues. In the past, these commissions have explained catastrophes such as the Gulf oil spill, Challenger Space Shuttle accident, Pearl Harbor, the AIDS epidemic, and more.

National Survey of State Laws

National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) is a print and online resource that provides an overall view of some of the most-asked about and controversial legal topics in the United States. This database is derived from Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws print editions. Presented in chart format, NSSL allows users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws. The database is updated regularly as new laws are passed or updated.

State Constitutions Illustrated

HeinOnline’s State Constitutions Illustrated is a collection of the constitutions of the 50 states of the United States, together with related documents and resources. Containing the text of every constitution that has been in force for every state with the original, consolidated and current texts and an extensive collection of documents from before statehood, State Constitutions Illustrated provides comprehensive coverage and allows researchers to compare multiple editions from multiple sources. It currently has nearly 10,000 historical and current constitutions and constitutional documents, and will be regularly updated with more.

Executive Privilege

To help researchers understand the mighty but ill-defined power of presidential executive privilege, this database provides primary and secondary source material such as government documents from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches along with related books and scholarly articles. Peruse congressional hearings, reports, memoranda, and more, as well as law review articles and books that invoke, debate, and explore instances of executive privilege from our country’s founding to the present day.

NOMOS: American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy

This highly regarded series from the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy includes scholarly works from some of the leading political and legal theorists of the 20th and 21st centuries, from a wide range of ideological perspectives.

International Studies Resources

World Constitutions Illustrated

World Constitutions Illustrated focuses on the constitutional and political development of every country in the world. It is presented in a platform that brings together constitutional and government documents, books, articles, bibliographic references, and websites all related to the political development of each country’s government. It contains more than 6,000 classic books about constitutional history and jurisprudence, political development and economic history around the world.

Foreign Relations of the United States

The Foreign Relations of the United States series began in 1861 during the Lincoln administration and now comprises more than 1,600 volumes. It presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity. The volumes contain documents from various presidential libraries, the Departments of State and Defense, the National Security Council, the CIA and other foreign affairs agencies, as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy.

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Legal Classics Library

The Legal Classics database offers more than 15,000 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. Treaties & Agreements Library

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.

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