The Harris County Law Library provides access to several legal research databases including Westlaw, Lexis, O'Connor's Online, and the State Bar of Texas Practice Manuals. We also offer access to HeinOnline, a rich source of legal content including legal history, secondary sources, and, most notably, the Law Journal Library. This library of scholarly legal publications has always been a terrific resource, but it just got even better with the addition of nearly forty Cambridge University Press journals, including the following, to name just a few:
- Business and Human Rights Journal
- Health Economic Policy and Law
- International Journal of Legal Information
- Journal of Law and Religion
- Law and History Review
- World Politics
The Harris County Law Library has expanded is subscription even further by subscribing to the U.S. State Package, a supplemental subscription, which brings together six databases of state-specific content, including more than 30 million pages of text covering all 50 states, as well as Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The six databases, which you can read about in detail on the Hein website, are listed below.
- Session Laws Library
- State Statutes: A Historical Archive
- Bar Journals Library
- State Attorney General Reports & Opinions
- State Reports: A Historical Archive
- Prestatehood Legal Materials
Finally, one more enhancement to the HeinOnline database deserves recognition. That enhancement is a curated collection of materials called Gun Regulation and Legislation in America. HeinOnline is offering this package at a time when reliable information about gun control and ownership rights is so desperately needed. Contents include the publications listed here:
- Nearly 500 scholarly articles
- CRS Reports
- Congressional hearings
- Legislative histories
- Extensive bibliography plus links to external resources
- Briefs filed in Supreme Court cases regarding gun control
All of this new content, along with so much more (United States Congressional documents, federal legislative histories, state session laws, legal classics, treaties and agreements, and restatements of the law), is available while you're visiting the Law Library, but you can also access HeinOnline remotely from your own mobile device via the HeinOnline app.
- First download the program to your device. Click here for Android or here for the iPhone.
- Visit the Harris County Law Library to authenticate your device through our HeinOnline subscription. Once IP authenticated, your device will be able to access the database from any location for 30 days.
- At the end of the 30-day period, visit us again to re-authenticate and never be without access to MyHein and HeinOnline!