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HeinOnline is a legal research collection that features full-text searching of scholarly legal and criminal justice periodicals and related materials. Pages are reproduced exactly as they appear in their print counterpart, including all graphics, footnotes and page numbers. Journals feature an electronic table of contents for easy browsing. 

Collections included in HeinOnline are:

  • Law Journal Library
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1865)
  • European Center for Minority Issues
  • Federal Register Library
  • Legal Classics
  • Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
  • Treaties and Agreements Library
  • U.S. Attorney General Opinions
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • U.S. Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library


How to Use HeinOnline and Frequently Asked Questions are accessible from the main screen. Each succeeding screen includes a Help link in the menu bar at the top of the screen.

Dates covered

Varies according to publication, but most journals date back to their first volume. Other materials include historical content from the 18th century forward, with English Reports, Full Reprint providing access to material as far back as 1220.

Updating frequency

Irregular. Information on new content is accessible via the HeinOnline Blog or the What's New section under Frequently Asked Questions.


Scholarly legal journals from various publishers, government publications, and classic legal volumes.

Type of coverage

Full text in PDF or text format.

Print counterpart or
related resources

Includes publications that are also issued in print. See the or ask at reference for library holdings of specific titles.

Producer/content provider

William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

Core Subject(s)