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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday's Legal Resource: Hein Online

Hein Online is one of the most popular databases available to members of the South Texas College of Law and visitors to the Fred Parks Library. This is most likely due to the variety of resources it offers in PDF.

Hein Online is well known for it’s law journal library which houses most American law reviews and many international law journals. One of the benefits to using Hein Online versus other resources such as Westlaw and Lexis is that whereas other databases provide limited coverage going back only twenty or thirty years, Hein provides full text access to most of its law reviews dating back to the very first volume, which occasionally dates back to the 18th century. One important fact to keep in mind is that most of the journal listings in Hein will not include the most recent year of publication.

Members of the South Texas College of Law community can access Hein from any computer going through the Stanley portal. They can find it in the Library tab in the Library Databases channel. There is also a link on the library homepage in the Databases list. However, this link will only provide access on computers located in the Fred Parks Law Library.

Other materials available in Hein Online are:

The Code of Federal Regulations (1938-1984)
English Reports, Full Reprint (1220-1865)
European Center for Minority Issues
Federal Register Library (Complete Through May 2007)
Foreign & International Law Resources Database
Legal Classics
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (Editions 1-8)
Philip C. Jessup Library
Session Laws (State, Federal, Austrailia, and Canada)
Treaties and Agreements Library
U.S. Attorney General Opinions
U.S. Congressional Documents
U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
U.S. Presidential Library
U.S. Statutes at Large (1789-2005)
U.S. Supreme Court Library (Complete Coverage for Opinions)
World Trials