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HeinOnline: A Wealth of Legal Information at Your Finger Tips! Part I

Posted by Library Blog on 03/02/2012 at 10:21 AM

HeinOnline offers a wide-range of primary and secondary legal materials for the researcher easily searched within topical libraries and downloadable in pdf format.   

If you are unable to find a pre-1980s law review or bar journal article on LexisNexis or Westlaw, try searching HeinOnline’s Law Journal Library, which contains law reviews and journals from their inception. The HeinOnline Law Journal Library is the go-to-resource for cite checking law reviews. To access it from off-campus, don’t forget to use the link on the law library’s Database List at /library/research-resources/databases.

Did you know that you can receive an email notification when a new issue of a journal becomes available on HeinOnline?  From the Law Journal Library, first register for a Hein account by clicking on the “MyHein” button under the masthead. Click the link to “Create an Account” and enter a Username, Password and Email Address. For User Type, select Student. (Tip: Do not check the option to receive promotional material from the publisher unless you want a lot of advertising and other emails. J) After setting up a MyHein account, you can select any journal in the Law Journal Library for the option “Create eTOC Alert.” You will receive an email containing the Table of Contents when the latest issue is added to the database. It is easy to add and delete TOC Alerts from your account.

These are just a few of the two dozen or so HeinOnline Libraries. Be sure to read the next installment of the Legal Beagle blog for descriptions of other HeinOnline Libraries.