Monday, September 09, 2013

HeinOnline - your research ally!

Mass. residents who have signed up for a Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries' card have ‘remote’ access (from computers outside of the library) to HeinOnline, a great(!!!) database which not only provides access to more than 1500 law reviews & law journals (full text, beginning with volume 1 of each title), but to many other titles as well.  Here’s a list of some of the other specialized databases included in HeinOnline:

Code of Federal Regulation & Federal Register (back to inception)
English Reports (prior to 1867)
Legal Classics (over 3000 historic legal treatises)
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (all editions)
Pentagon Papers
Session laws from all states (Mass. laws begin with 1661 colonial laws; coverage for other states varies)
English Statutes of the Realm (1235-1377)
Treaties & Agreements
US Code (Official editions, 1925 – date) and earlier federal codes & statutes
U.S. Statutes at Large
U.S. Supreme Court Library (Official Reports, books & periodicals about the court)

HeinOnline's user guides and videos will help you to use it skillfully and efficiently.  They include FAQs, specific support for each library in the database, training guides, and videos & webinars.