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New HeinOnline Database: West Academic Casebooks Archive

An unprecedented collection of thousands of West Academic Casebooks, Hornbooks, and Nutshells.

March 7, 2024

March 2024.

HeinOnline, a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc., is pleased to announce the release of its newest database, West Academic Casebooks Archive, a collection of thousands of West Academic Casebooks, Hornbooks, and Nutshells that have been instrumental in shaping legal education and guiding legal research for decades.

This newest database will offered to all institutions and organizations for an affordable annual fee. For more information, visit https://home.heinonline.org/content/west-academic-casebooks-archive/.

About the West Academic Casebooks

For more than 100 years, West Academic has been one of the major casebook publishers in the United States. Under the West Academic Publishing and Foundation Press brands, West has produced casebooks, treatises, study guides, and other legal materials that have guided the course of legal education, helping countless students succeed in law school and pass the bar exams, while also serving as authoritative, accessible resources for legal professionals looking to expand their skillset. West also introduced their Hornbook and Nutshell series to fill market demand for shorter, more concise overviews of important legal concepts that help readers grasp high-level principles. Each West casebook is authored by renowned scholars and law professors who are experts in their respective fields.

What’s Included in the Archive

HeinOnline is excited to partner with West Academic to introduce a seamless integration of its extensive casebook archive into our intuitive, search-friendly platform. This valuable collection consists of the most comprehensive collection of out-of-print and superseded casebooks from West Academic’s renowned American Casebook Series, University Casebook Series, Hornbook Series, and Nutshell Series—excluding only the two latest editions of each title. Once a new edition of a title is published, the third most recent edition will then be added to the database, with our editors continually updating the archive twice a year to add further value to your subscription. Additionally, our team is continuing to collect materials that fall within the embargo eligibility, with a goal to make the archive collection as comprehensive as possible.

About the Different Series

American Casebook Series
West’s American Casebook Series is a collection of legal textbooks used in law school classrooms across the country. Each of these volumes is focused on a specific legal topic and contains analysis of landmark legal cases, statutes, and more, helping students to develop analytical and critical thinking skills by demonstrating how to apply legal concepts to real-world scenarios.

Hornbook Series
Announced in 1893, the Hornbook Series consists of one-volume legal treatises that each focus on a different foundational subject area of law. These books are typographically designed to help students, legal practitioners, and laypeople alike quickly grasp legal concepts.

Nutshell Series
The first West Nutshell title, Jurisdiction in a Nutshell–State and Federal, was published in 1964 with 223 pages. The official Nutshell series began in 1968 with a mission to provide concise, summarized overviews of essential legal principles.

University Casebook Series
Designed for use in the law school classroom, the University Casebook Series offers titles that provide comprehensive coverage of specific topics, including historical and contemporary cases, statutes, and principles. New editions are frequently released to ensure information is up to date.

About HeinOnline & William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

HeinOnline is a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc., a leading publishing company that has been serving the law library community for 100 years. HeinOnline is a premier online research database that provides comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 3,300 multidisciplinary periodicals, essential government documents, international treaties and trials, case law, and much more. Composed of image-based PDFs and available at an affordable price, the wealth of material allows academic institutions, government agencies, law firms, court systems, corporations, and other organizations access to authoritative, true-to-print digital material without the hassle or cost of using multiple research databases. Furthermore, subscriptions to HeinOnline consistently increase in value without added cost as HeinOnline adds daily, weekly, and monthly content while continuously incorporating new artificial intelligence tools for easier research. More information about HeinOnline and William S. Hein & Co., Inc. is available here: https://home.heinonline.org/.

About West Academic

Headquartered in St. Paul, MN, West Academic is the leading publisher in the U.S. of casebooks, treatises, study guides, and other legal materials in both print and digital media formats. Founded on the principle of making legal information more accessible, and rooted in a long history of legal expertise and innovation, West has been a leader in legal education publishing for more than 100 years. More information about West Academic is available here: https://www.westacademic.com/

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