Posted on 5th Mar 2019

The Library currently has a three month trial set up to the HeinOnline Academic Core UK database. This package includes more than 2,600 Law journals, more than 12,000 books and treatises, government documents, and lots more! In addition we have trial access to a further set of law databases via HeinOnline.

The trial access to HeinOnline runs until 31st May 2019.

How can I access the trial?

In order to access the trial both on and off-campus you must use this link: HeinOnline 3 Month Trial (Abertay network username and password required)

What is HeinOnline?

HeinOnline is the world's largest image-based legal research database - 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 2,600 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 their first year of publication and more than 90% are available up to the current issue or volume.

What content is included in the HeinOnline trial?

UK Academic Core is made up of 29 UK and international databases including:

  • Law Journal Library - The Law Journal Library in HeinOnline includes more than 200 U.K. periodicals. The collection overall includes more than than 2,500 law and law-related periodicals.
  • Legal Dictionaries - Includes more than 120 legal dictionaries published from the United Kingdom, including the Compendious and Comprehensive Law Dictionary; Elucidating the Terms, and General Principles of Law and Equity (1803), Latin Maxims of Anglo-American Law (1924), Law-Latin Dictionary: Being an Alphabetical Collection of Such Law-Latin Words as Are Found in Several Authentic Manuscripts and Printed Books of Precedents (1701), and more.
  • History of International Law - This database includes more than 38,000 references to the United Kingdom with hundreds of titles and more than a million pages dating back to 1690 on International Law subjects such as War & Peace, the Nuremberg Trials, Law of the Sea, International Arbitration, Hague Conferences and Conventions and much more!
  • Women and the Law (Peggy) - Women and the Law (Peggy) is a collection that brings together books, biographies and periodicals dedicated to the role of women in society and the law. This unique collection of materials provides a convenient platform for users to research the progression of women’s roles and rights in society over the past 200 years. Also included are more than 70 titles from Emory University Law School’s Feminism and Legal Theory Project which provide a platform to view the effect of law and culture on the female gender.

Some other databases included in UK Academic Core are: 

  • American Association of Law Libraries (AALL)
  • Association of American Law Schools (AALS)
  • Criminal Justice in America: U.S. Attorney General Opinions, Reports, and Publications
  • Early American Case Law
  • English Reports
  • European Centre for Minority Issues
  •  U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library

In addition to UK Academic Core we also have trial access to 15 a-la-carte databases on HeinOnline including: Edward Elgar Publishing Law Package, Kluwer Law International Journal Library, Sage International Law package, Sage Legal Review package, Scottish Legal History: Featuring Publications of the Stair Society, United Nations Law Collection, and lots more.

Where can I get help on using HeinOnline?

You can view the HeinOnline comprehensive user's guide here

You can view the HeinOnline Searching 101 video here

Where can I send my feedback?

We would love to hear what you think of this trial: do you like the platform? What functionality do you find useful? Is the content relevant to your subject areas?

You can add any comments and feedback you have to this web form