Free Access to Historical Federal Legal Resources

The Library of Congress and HeinOnline recently announced a unique partnership that makes historical U.S. legal materials now available on the Library of Congress’ web portal, the Guide to Law Online.  While federal materials dating back to the mid-1990s have long been available for free through FDsys, the release of these materials by HeinOnline fills the access gap to the historical documents; generally, the content for each publication extends from its first print edition to the year when free access on FDsys begins.

The newly available content includes:

Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law community members have access to the complete HeinOnline: The Modern Link to Legal History database, which includes all the federal materials listed above as well as significant additional content such as:

  • Law Journal Library
  • American Indian Law Collection
  • Canada Supreme Court Reports
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Early American Case Law
  • English Reports
  • Federal Register Library
  • Foreign & International Law Resources Database
  • Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals (IFLP)
  • Pentagon Papers
  • Revised Statutes of Canada
  • Session Laws Library
  • State Statutes: A Historical Archive
  • Subject Compilations of State Laws
  • United Nations Law Collection
  • U.S. Attorney General & Department of Justice Collection
  • U.S. Code
  • U.S. Congressional Documents
  • U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals
  • U.S. Federal Legislative History Library
  • U.S. Presidential Library
  • U.S. Statutes at Large
  • U.S. Supreme Court Library
  • U.S. Treaties and Agreements Library