What Our Customers Are Saying
“For undergraduate and graduate students conducting interdisciplinary research involving legal information, HeinOnline offers authentic and more comprehensive information than what can be found in the open web. HeinOnline is easy to use and provides both keyword and citation searches in all collections as well as unique search tools for primary source collections, making it unique among competitors. HeinOnline also offers superb support and fantastic user and librarian tools.”
Raquel Ortiz | Assistant Dean for Library & Information Services, RWU Law | October 2017
“I’ve been a user of HeinOnline products for nearly 20 years and find that the content is some of the most valuable I use in my legal research. It is one of the starting places which my librarians, researcher, and attorneys begin their research because of the wealth of information HeinOnline contains.
As a Chief Knowledge Services Officer, I also look for research tools which bring me a good return on our investment. HeinOnline is one of the products we use that gives us a high return on our investment. In fact, I would say that HeinOnline gives us the most bang for the buck.
If library schools are not teaching HeinOnline, then I would suggest that they do. I want newer librarians who I hire to be well versed in legal research tools like HeinOnline which don’t cost us, or our clients, an arm and a leg.”
Greg Lambert | Chief Knowledge Services Officer, Jackson Walker | September 2017
“As a small, undergraduate institution, we have a specific need for a broad-based research database that crosses disciplinary lines to provide the greatest research value to our students. HeinOnline fulfills a niche not provided by other online databases at a cost per student below other research databases. HeinOnline, paired with FastCase, provides unmatched coverage appropriate for our undergraduate law courses. In addition, its coverage of history, political science, gender studies, and environmental issues serves multiple departments across campus and provides extensive resources appropriate for courses ranging from freshman composition to senior seminars. We are particularly happy with its American Indian Law Collection, which provides particular focus to an underserved community. The representatives at HeinOnline are responsive, cheerful, and fantastic to work with.”
University Librarian | May 2017
“Beyond their database, Hein as an organization is dedicated to education and information sharing. They have a newly launched Youtube channel with dozens of training and informational videos to ensure users get the most out of the experience. The HeinOnline blog is absolutely top-notch, with timely, accurate information not just about their services, but also about the world in which they work and live. Guides to help the public arm themselves against fake news, articles delving into the history of race relations in the United States and legislative biographies of famous historical figures are all covered with equal veracity and equity.”
Hamilton County Law Library | February 2017
“Frankly, Hein’s database is very user-friendly. If you can use Google (and who can’t?), you can HeinOnline! Looking for a case, there’s a link for that! Looking for a periodical, there’s a link for that! Interested in International Law? Well, you guessed it, there’s a link for that, too! Hein designed their interface to suit any user, not just us sophisticated legal geniuses.”
Yvette Patino | Riverside Law Library Blog | February 2017
“Wow. Just wow. Now…you need to start the process of getting access to this amazing resource here on the Registration Form page. It takes several hours or an overnight to get the registration activated, but once it’s activated, you have complete access to the collection – and to some help to go along with it (training guides, videos, and more). I can’t recommend this enough. And I can’t thank HeinOnline enough for this act of corporate citizenship.”
Judy G. Russell | Legal Genealogist | October 2016
“What makes acquisition of this database exciting is its depth and its application to so many different disciplines and areas of study. While HeinOnline is an excellent resource for researchers looking for articles on legal issues of any kind, the collections have applicability to anyone studying history, political science, public policy and administration, homeland security, criminal justice, international relations, or any topic which involves those subjects.”
Marilyn Scott | Virginia Commonwealth University Blog | December 2015
“In addition to text form, the PDF version of the documents are provided on HeinOnline in image form as they originally appear, unlike the ASCII text pages provided by the competition. This is important for preserving certain specialized fonts, tables, graphs or drawings often encountered in technical matters. These are lost in mere text formats provided by your competition. Moreover, this benefit is provided without the loss of hyperlinks to sources and references in the PDF because HeinOnline includes such links (if available) in the PDF file.”
“Unlike collections available on Westlaw and Proquest Congressional, most legislative histories I find on HeinOnline are actual treatises compiled by experts familiar with the legislation. This means that beyond the specific bill that becomes law, they include previous related bills and congressional reports and hearings related thereto. In contrast, I find that your competition seems to provide material that relates only to the final bill that becomes law. One cannot overstate the importance of this distinction for complete and thorough analysis of Congressional policy.”
University Professor | California
“When it comes to tracing historical development in the legal field HeinOnline feels like a “one stop shop.” The collections are vast and broad in range (i.e. periodicals, case law, statutes, journal articles, presidential libraries, treaties, and so much more), it is incredibly easy to use, and the image quality of documents is “second to none,” there is even an option to archive documents for future use. I love the functionality of the website because it is clearly labeled and streamlined, which makes it very user friendly. This is a database that deserves to be on everyone’s radar!”
Kimberley Fletcher | San Diego State University
“The University of Wisconsin Law Library would like to commend (and to thank) William S. Hein & Co. for making the newest HeinOnline collection, Slavery in America and the World, available free of charge. It is a very important collection and we are pleased to be able to offer it to our patrons. […] Please know the librarians who work here appreciate Hein’s gesture […].”
Carrie Doyle | University of Wisconsin
“My main reasons for advocating the addition of HeinOnline [was] . . . The historical completeness of the Hein collections on government and judicial materials, particularly going back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. This includes the large collection of administrative adjudications and decisions by government agencies over a time span that far exceeds that which may be covered on Westlaw or Lexis/Nexis.”
— LawLibrarySTL (@llastlouis) October 12, 2017
History, PoliSci, Pre-Law? 🆕HeinOnline – an amazing source of legal, congressional and historical docs! On campus: https://t.co/7oFHOAwebS
— Emmanuel Library (@emmanuellibrary) September 13, 2017
— Amy Wright (@amywrightlib) September 5, 2017
heinonline is better than westlaw. don’t @ me
— Ian Samuel (@isamuel) June 21, 2017
So I just want to say that trialing @HeinOnline as well as price negotation, etc. was really a joy. Very library-friendly practices.
— Chris Bulock (@chrisbulock) August 24, 2017
@HeinOnline You guys are great I spent a large chunk of my day yesterday looking for things on your site and it was a pleasure
— Wanton Wonton (@SuvaniaS) April 27, 2017
Every now and again I am reminded why I love Hein Online.
— Christina (@_____Christina) April 4, 2017
@5thCircAppeals Hein Online. Every day and twice on Sunday.
— Greg Castanias (@GregCastanias) May 6, 2017
— ColletteBP (@ColletteBP1) January 26, 2017
— Kat Macfarlane (@KatAMacfarlane) February 26, 2017
— Janelle Beitz (@jkbeitz) May 28, 2015
Wow. HeinOnline's new treasure trove of legal materials on the law of slavery looks fascinating. https://t.co/QuVdoqh5wD
— Timothy Sandefur (@TimothySandefur) October 19, 2016
@HeinOnline Would not have made it through 3 year Law Degree without you…my grades thank you too!
— Leonie Marshall (@marshleon) July 29, 2015
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