HeinOnline Public Library Package
A research package designed specifically for public libraries.
HeinOnline’s Public Library Package has been carefully designed to meet the research needs of library patrons. With more than 25 databases, the package contains the full text of more than 2,800 multidisciplinary journals, access to U.S. federal and state case law, thousands of classic legal treatises, and also government publications. The package 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 are fully searchable.
HeinOnline’s powerful search engine and unique tools provides both new and experienced library patrons with an unparalleled research experience. If help is needed, HeinOnline’s support team and customer service is second to none.
Databases Included in the Package:
- Law Journal Library
- Brennan Center for Justice Publications at NYU School of Law
- Civil Rights and Social Justice
- Code of Federal Regulations
- COVID-19 in America: Response, Issues, and Law
- Criminal Justice & Criminology
- Executive Privilege
- Fastcase Basic
- Federal Register Library
- GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions
- Gun Regulation and Legislation in America
- History of Supreme Court Nominations
- Legal Classics
- National Survey of State Laws
- Pentagon Papers
- Religion and the Law
- Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions
- Slavery in America and the World: History, Culture & Law
- U.S. Code
- U.S. Congressional Documents
- U.S. Congressional Serial Set
- U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
- U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library
- U.S. Presidential Library
- U.S. Statutes at Large
- U.S. Supreme Court Library
- U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library
- UNC Press Law Publications
- Women and the Law (Peggy)
- World Constitutions Illustrated
Culture and Society
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.
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 provide a platform to view the effect of law and culture on the female gender.
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 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.
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.
HeinOnline’s Religion and the Law consists of more than 2,100 titles and more than 1,000,000 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, History of the Church and State, Religion and Freedom, Jewish Law, Religion and Politics, the Bible in Public Schools, and more.
In this database, find factual information about how COVID-19 has impacted public health, economics, society, and the world. Access hundreds of Congressional Research Service (CRS) and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, updated regularly as this fluctuating situation evolves. Also discover a curated list of relevant scholarly articles and external links to supplement your COVID-19 research.
This database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. Containing hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights, this database allows users to educate themselves on the ways our civil rights have been strengthened and expanded over time, as well as how these legal protections can go further still.
History, Government, and Politics
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.
The U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library is designed to help researchers understand the rare but always fascinating historical process of impeachment. Organized by the four affected presidents, this collection brings together a variety of documents both contemporaneous and asynchronous to each president’s impeachment, presenting a snapshot of the contemporary climate and the long-view history of each impeachment.
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.
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 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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. This collection will aid researchers interested in United States history, political science, and law. Both the print and online versions are indexed by commission/advisory body name, report title, report subject, and presidential administration. Whenever possible, links to the full text of reports are provided.
Officially titled United States – Vietnam Relations, 1945-1967: A Study Prepared by the Department of Defense. These “Pentagon Papers” are a United States Department of Defense history of the United States’ political-military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.
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.
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.
Law and Justice
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.
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.
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.
National Survey of State Laws (NSSL) provides an overall view of some of the most-asked about and controversial legal topics in the United States. Derived from Richard Leiter’s National Survey of State Laws print editions, NSSL’s chart format allows users to make basic state-by-state comparisons of current state laws.
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. Features include locating cases by citation, saving cases to your MyHein account, an indicator of articles that cite each case, parallel citations, case-to-case and case-to-article linking, a negative treatment indicator, and the ability to print and download PDFs.
This database 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 by Roy M. Mersky and J. Myron Jacobstein. The Browse by Justice option allows the user to link directly to relevant content, articles, and bibliography as applicable to each justice! Also included are more than 250 titles related to the Supreme Court and its justices. This database is up to date including the latest Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh.
Established in 1922, the UNC Press was the first university press in the South and one of the first in the entire nation, and they are now the first university press to put all of their legal material in HeinOnline. This partnership adds valuable content to HeinOnline and provides extensive exposure for the UNC Press titles included. This unique database contains nearly 400 titles from the internationally acclaimed University of North Carolina Press. These UNC Press publications cover a variety of timely topics and include both current and historical titles.
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.
Additional Databases of Interest
HeinOnline offers a selection of a-la-carte databases which can be added to a subscription to the Public Library Package. View a complete list of available HeinOnline databases.
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