HeinOnline is another great online research source available to you through the Widener Law Library webpage. You may have used HeinOnline to access law review articles but it has a lot more to offer. It’s particularly good for historic research because it has all state and federal session laws, Federal Registers, Code of Federal Regulations, Restatements of the Law and much more. They also have a nice app for iPhone and iPad that makes it easy to read law reviews on your iPad.
Need to research a foreign law subject? The Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals is now available on HeinOnline. The IFLP indexes law journals published outside of the United States. HeinOnline’s IFLP includes records from 1985 to date. Any articles in IFLP that are available in HeinOnline are hot linked directly from the index. If you need a copy of an article that is not available on HeinOnline please contact a reference librarian for help.
With the new HeinOnline iPad app you can search and read law journals, legal classics, session laws, treaties and anything else available on HeinOnline right from your iPad. The app is free, as long as you have access to HeinOnline, as all Widener students and faculty do. You have to authenticate your subscription once every 30 days from the Widener campus but otherwise you can use the HeinOnline app from anywhere.
HeinOnline is back up. Please contact the reference desk if you have any problems.
HeinOnline is down right now. We hope to have the problem corrected soon.
HeinOnline has just added two more collections to its digital resources. The History of International Law Collection and the Hague Academy of Collected Courses are two new collections of international law materials. The History of International Law in includes classic books from famous authors such as Hans Kelsen, Samuel Pufendorf and James Brown Scott. It also includes significant serials such as the International Law Studies Series [U.S. Naval War College], International Conciliation, Studies in Transnational Legal Policy, and many others.
The Hague Academy of Collected Courses includes the official publications of the Hague Academy dating back to 1923. For more information on the new collections see Hein’s blog.
To access the new libraries go to HeinOnline from the Widener Law Library’s webpage and look for the new libraries in the list under “Subscribed Libraries.”
HeinOnline‘s World Constitutions Illustrated was recently named one of the Outstanding Academic Titles of 2010 by Choice. World Constitutions Illustrated provides access to contemporary and historic constitutions from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, as well as law review articles and other scholarly commentary on the constitutions. HeinOnline can be accessed from the law library database page.
Other 2010 Outstanding Titles owned by the Widener law library are:
The Annotated U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, ed. by Jack N. Rakove. Belknap, Harvard, 2009.
Changes in law and society during the Civil War and Reconstruction: a legal history documentary reader, ed. by Christian G. Samito. Southern Illinois, 2009.
Encyclopedia of human rights, ed. by David P. Forsythe. Oxford, 2009.
Johns, Adrian. Piracy: the intellectual property wars from Gutenberg to Gates. Chicago, 2009.
Shesol, Jeff. Supreme power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court. W.W. Norton, 2010
Drakeman, Donald L. Church, state, and original intent. Cambridge, 2010.
Epp, Charles R. Making rights real: activists, bureaucrats, and the creation of the legalistic state. Chicago, 2010
Gordon, Sarah Barringer. The spirit of the law: religious voices and the Constitution in modern America.
Mendelson, Richard. From demon to darling: a legal history of wine in America. California, 2009.
You may already be using HeinOnline for access to law reviews and journals. But there’s more to Hein than the law journal library. One of the many other collections from HeinOnline is the National Moot Court Competition. This collects the briefs of each year’s finalists in the competition held annually in New York. If you’re considering entering any moot court competition, take a look at the briefs in the collection to see what a winning brief looks like.