HeinOnline is a comprehensive and image-based online database containing a digital collection of legal and law-related materials organized into modules called libraries. It provides access to the full text of a range of, mainly American, legal resources.
Coverage ranges from the mid 19th century to the present. For coverage of specific journals click on ‘Law Journal library’. An alphabetical list of journal titles along with a detail of coverage for each title will be shown.
It is important to select the correct collection or library of materials by choosing the relevant collection on the main page.
The basic search box provides tabs for searching ‘Full Text’, ‘Citation’, ‘Catalog’, or ‘Case Law’. If you are searching for a known citation or title, the basic search option is likely to be adequate. For more complex searches, especially for full text searches, browsing the collection or using the advanced search option may be more useful.
Every library has different search fields. To view these fields, click on ‘Search Tips’. Search guidelines are also available from the Search tab in the left navigation bar by clicking ‘View Advanced Search Syntax’.
Citation Navigator (Citation Navigator tab in the navigation bar): by entering the volume number, selecting the journal from the pull-down menu and entering a page number, the researcher will quickly locate the exact page within the collection.
Each journal article has been scanned and contains the full content and layout of the original document. Every word of each journal is searchable.
MyHein: allows you to save your personal research and store it in your own personal space using a username and password. With MyHein, you can bookmark articles, save search queries, and organize and create your own tags.
You can have access to HeinOnline on your iPhone/iPad with the HeinOnline App.
HeinOnline Help & Training
A Knowledge Base of guides, videos & articles about using the database effectively.
Author Profile Page
This feature makes it easy for authors of law review articles to showcase a list of their works, as well as citation and access statistics, similar to those at SSRN.