HeinOnline is a premier online database containing more than 140 million pages and 125,000 titles of legal history and government documents in a fully searchable, image-based format. HeinOnline bridges the gap in historical research by providing comprehensive coverage from inception of more than 2,300 law-related periodicals.

In addition to its vast collection of law journals, HeinOnline contains the entire Congressional Record, Federal Register, and Code of Federal Regulations, complete coverage of the U.S. Reports back to 1754, and entire databases dedicated to treaties, constitutions, case law, world trials, classic treatises, international trade, foreign relations, U.S. Presidents, and much more.

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Why HeinOnline?



In addition to the wealth of material available at an incredibly reasonable price, more than 1 million pages are added each month. The value of a subscription increases greatly with each monthly content release.


HeinOnline is composed of image-based PDFs, which are as authoritative as print material for citation purposes, because they are exact facsimiles of the original print materials.


HeinOnline contains more than 2,300 journals on a variety of subjects, including animal rights, human rights, political science, history, gender studies, election law, civil rights, foreign relations, and more. All journals date back to inception and more than 90% are available through the current issue or volume.



Hein’s ScholarCheck helps users navigate between related material with in-line linking and various citation metrics, including most-cited and most-accessed. MyHein is HeinOnline’s personal research tool, which allows users to bookmark articles save search queries, set up eTOC alerts, and more. Author Profile Pages display a page which will showcase an author’s articles and uses our ScholarCheck tool to determine an author’s rank in HeinOnline.

Scope & Depth

Coverage of United States government publications (including Congressional Documents, Presidential Papers, Foreign Relations of the United States, and Federal Agency Documents) is comprehensive back to inception, and all titles are exact replicas of the official print publication from the Government Printing Office.



HeinOnline’s powerful search engine and user-friendly interface combine to provide both new and experienced users with an excellent research experience. Locating documents is quick, and searching includes facets to guarantee relevant search results.

Help & Training

HeinOnline’s help pages provide a wealth of resources, including training guides, FAQs, and videos to help users get the most from their subscriptions. Free, customizable training sessions are available from HeinOnline experts.


HeinOnline’s interface is optimized for mobile devices, and we offer free apps for both Android and iOS platforms.



HeinOnline is indexed in many discovery services such as EBSCO EDS, Innovative’s Encore Duet, and Innovative’s Encore Discovery Solution (without EDS), so integrating HeinOnline into your library is an effortless process. HeinOnline has also indexed all journals into Google Scholar.

Customer Service

The support team at HeinOnline is second to none, providing users with searching and document retrieval assistance, customized web-based training, and exemplary customer service. The staff behind HeinOnline is extremely receptive to feedback. Feel free to contact us via email, phone, live chat, or social media. Some of our best features and tools have come from user suggestions!


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