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Archive for May 30th, 2018

HeinOnline: The Superhero of Law Databases

Sometimes HeinOnline can seem like a superhero to legal researchers, as it is an extremely useful database that includes a variety of resources. It can be accessed via the law library’s homepage under Quicklinks.

Consider using Hein when searching for ‘older’ information, especially if you’re experiencing difficulty finding results on Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg. One particularly useful database is the Law Journal Library, which contains more than 2,200 law and law-related periodicals with comprehensive coverage from the start of each publication.

After accessing the Law Journal Library, a publication search can be performed or publications can be browsed by letter of the alphabet. Once inside the needed periodical, a search can be run or the article citation can be used to go directly to the desired volume.

Check out previous posts on HeinOnline’s CFR and Federal Register Libraries,  US Congressional Documents Library, McGill Institute of Air and Space Law Publications, and Pre-Statehood Legal Materials.