Legal Research Online

Law students tend to think of Westlaw and Lexis as the only sources for online legal research. However, these are just two of the many useful databases the Library provides. Check the Library’s list of databases for other useful options including BloombergLaw, Hein Online, and Proquest Congressional.

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Finding Older Law Review Articles Online

Need to find the full text of older law reviews and law journals online?  The law library subscribes to a database called Hein Online which contains not only older law reviews, but also the text of selected current law reviews and journals.  The articles are images of the originals, so that mastheads, charts, graphs, statistical tables and photographs are faithfully reproduced. (Great for cite checking!)  To access Hein Online, go to the library database page and scroll down to Hein Online. If you have any questions, please visit or call the reference desk at x4225 or email use at:

Updated: 1/30/14


Hein Online

You probably already know that you can turn to Hein Online to find older law review articles not found on Westlaw and Lexis, but do you know about the wealth of other information found on Hein Online? Look to it for the Federal Register, treaties, United States Reports, United States Attorney General Opinions, and selected historical law books considered “legal classics,” as well as access to the U.S. Congressional Documents Collection featuring the bound and daily versions of Congressional Record, its three predecessor titles, other important congressional material,  and the U.S. Federal Agency Library of selected agency decisions.