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A Must-Have Academic Research Platform for Any U.S. Institution

Join the premier multidisciplinary research platform used by more than 1,000 U.S. academic institutions to replace existing resources for a fraction of the cost. HeinOnline Academic is an entire digital library of authoritative sources that both illuminate the past and inform the present. Unearth both true-to-print documents from the annals of history as well as modern-day publications crucial to the study of recent events and developing disciplines. Complement this wealth of primary sources with more than 2,900 multidisciplinary journals covering more than 1,000 research topics. Every article has been categorized into nearly 40 overarching academic subjects, including: 

All documents within HeinOnline are provided in a fully searchable image-based format, offering users the authority of print with the ease of online searching. Unique search tools powered by machine learning, a personalized research platform, and scholarly impact analysis features further enhance the research experience. HeinOnline’s help pages guide subscribers through the use of its interface, tools, and databases and our friendly support team is available for personalized training sessions, live chat, phone calls, and emails. 

The Materials to Meet Any Academic Research Need

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INTEGRATIVE RESOURCES

Access more than 2,900 multidisciplinary journals that discuss, analyze, and reflect on a variety of academic disciplines.

original PRIMARY SOURCES

Peruse authoritative, true-to-print primary sources that both unveil history and contextualize current events. 

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTS

Locate original  treaties, national constitutions, foreign policy documents, and more from countries all over the world. 

STATE & FEDERAL CASE LAW

Explore case law and official published opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court, all using “best-case-first” research tools.

Included in the Package

Explore the multidisciplinary resources, current and historical primary sources, international materials, and case law archives that make up the HeinOnline Academic package.

Integrative Resources

Law Journal Library

A collection of more than 2,900 online academic journals, each dating back to inception and extending through the most current issue available.
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Women and the Law

Books, biographies, and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the progression of women's rights over the past several centuries.
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Criminal Justice & Criminology

A historical overview of these two ever-changing disciplines, including periodicals, rare pamphlets, memoirs, books, hearings, and more.
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Religion and the Law

Thousands of books, periodicals, and bibliographies relating to the history of church and state, religion and freedom, religion and politics, and more.
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Gun Regulation & Legislation in America

Nearly one thousand titles dealing with the difficult and important topic of gun regulation, including periodicals, legislative histories, hearings, and more.
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Slavery in America and the World

A multitude of essential legal materials on slavery in the U.S. and elsewhere, including every federal, state, and colony statute and all reported relevant cases.
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American Enterprise Institute

A digital collection of documents from the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy think tank that advocates for free enterprise.
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Civil Rights and Social Justice

Study the expansion of civil rights in America through government publications, legislation, supreme court briefs, and more.
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COVID-19: Pandemics Past and Present

Government reports and articles demonstrating how COVID-19 and other pandemics have impacted public health, economics, society, and the world.
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Brennan Center for Justice Publications

Publications of the Brennan Center, a nonpartisan law and policy institute seeking to improve justice system in the U.S.
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NOMOS: A Political and Legal Philosophy Series

A highly regarded series from the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, featuring scholarly works from leading political and legal theorists.
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Current and Historical Primary Sources

U.S. Congressional Serial Set

The official historical record of the U.S. government, consisting of two centuries of documents spanning more than 17,000 volumes.
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U.S. Congressional Documents

The complete Congressional Record bound volume set from its inception, plus its three predecessor titles, congressional hearings, and more.
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U.S. Presidential Library

A primary source for locating presidential documents, including speeches, messages, papers, select hearings, reports, and more.
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U.S. Presidential Impeachment Library

A variety of documents that are both contemporaneous as well as asynchronous with the four U.S. presidents affected by the impeachment process.
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Legal Classics Library

Nearly 20,000 works from some of the greatest legal minds in history, including rare items found in only a handful of libraries around the world.
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U.S. Statutes at Large

The official source for every law (public and private) ever enacted by Congress in digital format, as well as pre-1948 treaties and international agreements.
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U.S. Code

A single source for the entire archive (and current material) of the U.S. Code, the codification of the general and permanent laws of the United States.
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Federal Register Library

Comprehensive coverage of the Federal Register, beginning from inception (1936) and updated daily, as well as other executive documents.
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Code of Federal Regulations

A fully-searchable digital version of the Code of Federal Regulations, comprehensive in coverage and featuring unique locator tools to enable easy access.
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U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, & Appeals

A complete collection of the official case law (known as decision law) of some of the most important government institutions in the United States.
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Reports of U.S. Presidential Commissions

A unique resource containing the most current list of publications created by presidential advisory bodies (commissions, committees, tasks forces, and others).
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History of Supreme Court Nominations

The definitive documented history of both successful and unsuccessful Supreme Court nominations through Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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John F. Kennedy Assassination Collection

A collection of all U.S. government documents relating to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, including state and local law enforcement materials.
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Executive Privilege Archive

Primary and secondary source material relating to executive privilege from all three branches of the U.S. government, as well as books and scholarly articles.
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GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions

Reports on audits, surveys, investigations, and evaluations of federal programs conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
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U.S. Federal Legislative Histories

Thousands of legislative histories on major public laws, compiled by the GAO, Arnold and Porter, Covington and Burling, and others.
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International Documents

Foreign Relations of the United States

The official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity dating back to 1861.
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U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library

A collection of all U.S. treaties in existence, including those in force and expired, as well as thousands of unpublished treaties and agreements.
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World Constitutions Illustrated

Constitutional and government documents from every country currently in existence, as well as thousands of related classic books and articles.
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History of International Law

Thousands of titles dating back to the 1600s on subjects such as war and peace, law of the sea, international arbitration, and other topics relating to international law.
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Pentagon Papers

A United States Department of Defense history of the country's political and military involvement in Vietnam from 1945 to 1967.
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U.S. Case Law

U.S. Supreme Court Library

Complete coverage of the official U.S. Reports, providing access to all U.S. Supreme Court cases, as well as slip opinions and preliminary prints.
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Fastcase

The full text of state and federal case law, with inline hyperlinking, negative treatment indicators, citation lookup tools, and more.
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Upcoming HeinOnline Academic Webinar

Researching with Hein’s Unparalleled Journal Coverage

Learn about HeinOnline’s 2,900+ journals and unique article alerting tools

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Time: 2:00-2:30 p.m. ET

During this session, Tim Hooge and Steve Roses will showcase HeinOnline Academic’s robust journal collection with the combined power of Current Index to Legal Periodicals, our current awareness tool for customized subject-specific article alerts.