HeinOnline is a subscription based website of legal information databases. Perhaps the most important database is the Law Journal Library, which contains virtually every American law school law review going all the way back to the first issue of each law review. This is a much more comprehensive holding than what is available on Westlaw and Lexis. Itdoes not always have the most current issues however, possibly due to licensing issues preventing a current law review volume from appearing there.
The Law Journal Library link at the top gives an alphabetical list of law journals. There is a search function that lets you search by author, title or full text. Westlaw and Lexis search interface may be easier to use, but their drawback is that for most law reviews they do not go back to the journal's inception. You can also use HeinOnline's navigation feature, if you have a citation to an article. For example if you need to get 4 U. Toledo L. Rev. 25 (from 1972-73), go to the alphabetical listing, click on "U" scroll down to University of Toledo, click on the title. This will bring up the list of all University of Toledo L. Rev. volumes. Clicking on 4 will bring up volume 4. HeinOnline shows the articles in PDF format, so you can view it just as it appears in paper (helpful for when you are cite checking). There is a downloading/printing option as well.
HeinOnline is continually adding new content on a monthly basis, you can keep up with their announcements at their blog:http://heinonline.blogspot.com/
A few of the other HeinOnline databases are:
Philip C. Jessup Library which access to all of the top moot court competitions since 1960.
The historical Code of Federal Regulations from 1938 through 1983, the Federal Register database and the Government Printing Office's (GPO) CFR site, which has the CFR from 1996 onward.
To use it, go to our Legal Research Links page and click on the link. You will get a "Subscribers, Please Click Here" page. Click on that link, it will take you to their welcome page/index.
Access is limited to computers in the law school building, though UT Law faculty also have access with a password.