Have you ever used Hein Online, one of the many databases that can be accessed from the library’s research databases page? Those who have used this database like it for two major reasons: it always provides exact page images, so the documents appear exactly as they would in print, and, in most cases, Hein’s coverage dates back to the first volume published, so the coverage pre-dates that of most other online sources.
Many law school users are already familiar with Hein’s law journal library, which provides access to most of the major law reviews. But Hein includes much more than just journals. The Federal Register library, for example, includes the Federal Register dating back to the first volume from 1936, which previously would only have been available to you on microfilm. The U.S. Federal Legislative History library includes a number of compiled legislative histories on landmark acts, including the legislative history of the USA Patriot Act. And the Legal Classics Library includes hundreds of legal treatises, ranging from Matthew Hale's 1713 History and Analysis of the Common Law of England to Boris Bittker's 1959 Federal Income Taxation of Corporations and Shareholders. Other libraries include U.S. Supreme Court cases, treaties, and Presidential papers.
So check out Hein Online if you haven't already - it truly is one of our most valuable online resources.