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HeinOnline Scholastic

A college-preparatory resource designed specifically for high school programs.

A Must-Have Research Platform for Any U.S. High School

At HeinOnline, we want to set you and your students up for success. Overly expensive, incomplete, or difficult-to-use resources muddy the research process, making the experience a drag. Instead, 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 Scholastic offers an entire digital library of authoritative sources that both illuminate the past and inform on 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 3,000 multidisciplinary journals covering more than 1,500 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 High School Research Need

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Access more than 3,000 multidisciplinary journals that discuss, analyze, and reflect on a variety of high school subjects.


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


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


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 Scholastic package.

Integrative Resources

Law Journal Library

A collection of more than 3,000 online academic journals, each dating back to inception and extending through the most current issue available.

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.

Criminal Justice & Criminology

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

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.

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.

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.

American Enterprise Institute

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

Civil Rights and Social Justice

Study the expansion of civil rights in America through government publications, legislation, supreme court briefs, and more.

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.

Military and Government

Thousands of diverse publications related to the history, glory, might, and daily nitty-gritty of administrating America’s fighting forces.

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.

Bremer-Kovacs Collection: Historic Documents Related to the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946

A comprehensive database designed to make the history of the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 (APA) more accessible and understandable. Compiled by Kathryn E. Kovacs, Emily S. Bremer, and Charlotte D. Schneider.

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.

Law Academy Project

A comprehensive collection of works exploring the history of the Law Academy of Philadelphia, compiled by editor Dr. Joel Fishman.

LGBTQ+ Rights

A collection of materials and interactive timeline relating to the gay rights movement in America, from 1950 until present day.

Military Legal Resources (U.S. Army JAG School)

An exhaustive collection created in collaboration with the William Winthrop Memorial Library of the U.S. Army JAG School.

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.

U.S. Congressional Documents

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

U.S. Presidential Library

A primary source for locating presidential documents, including speeches, messages, papers, select hearings, reports, and more.

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.

Legal Classics

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.

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.

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.

Federal Register Library

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

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.

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).

History of Supreme Court Nominations

The definitive documented history of both successful and unsuccessful Supreme Court nominations through Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

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.

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.

Democracy in America

A meticulously researched interactive digital edition of de Tocqueville's classic work , complete with full-text links to the author's literary influences and references.

National Survey of State Laws

The 8th edition of the must-have guide for state-by-state law comparison, available in both database and print format.

State Constitutions Illustrated

An essential digital platform for authoritative state history resources, such as historical and current constitutions, prestatehood documents, and more.

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.

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.

World Constitutions Illustrated

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

Pentagon Papers

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

Open Society Justice Initiative

Reports, handbooks, briefing papers, and more exploring and advocating on issues of human rights and justice.

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.


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

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