HeinOnline Law Journal Library Indexed by Google Scholar
The HeinOnline Law Journal Library currently contains more than 2,700 law and law related journals and is comprised of articles, notes, comments, reviews, legislation, cases, decisions, contents, editorials and other miscellaneous documents or sections spanning more than 36 million pages.
Google Scholar does not include the entire comprehensive Law Journal Library. They have opted to include only some of the content, and some of the documents that they chose to integrate with the Google Scholar index were chosen solely by the programming and/or processes put in place by Google Scholar. This means that there are potentially some well-known, highly cited, scholarly articles in HeinOnline that are not searchable or available in Google Scholar.
Therefore, HeinOnline subscribers should always start their research first with HeinOnline. In addition to comprehensive coverage of the Law Journal Library, HeinOnline now contains more than 145 million pages. Users may access additional content through inline hyperlinks and links to additional articles provided by ScholarCheck, as well as save their research to their individual MyHein account.
For those without access to HeinOnline, Google Scholar displays the first page of indexed articles. If non-subscribers wish to see the full text of the article, they would need to purchase a short-term subscription.
If you are subscribed to HeinOnline, you may have a different experience. HeinOnline annual subscribers who are IP authenticated are automatically logged in to HeinOnline, at which point you can read the full-text of the article.
For more detailed information on the original indexing of the Law Journal Library from 2009, please see the HeinOnline or Google Scholar? Why You Should Start Your Research in HeinOnline First and HeinOnline or Google Scholar? Why You Should Start Your Research in HeinOnline First – Part II blog posts.