Finding Scottish journal articles in HeinOnline

HeinOnline is a great place to look for full text articles for LLB and BA law essays, but its large size can make it difficult to find articles about Scots Law.  A new feature in HeinOnline makes this much easier – you can now ask HeinOnline to only show articles published within Scotland.


To do this:

  • Log in to the portal, go to the A-Z List of Online Resources and choose HeinOnline.
  • Click on Law Journal Library, and then click on the Search tab.
  • Choose field search from the menu at the left of the screen and enter your keywords in the search boxes. 
  •  Tick the “Run as Faceted Search” option next to the search button, and then click on search.


Using faceted search displays a list of options alongside your results.  One of these new options is “Country Published”.  If you click on the link for Scotland HeinOnline will only list articles from journals based in Scotland.  (You might have to click on “more” under the list of countries to see the option for Scotland.)


Using this new feature will exclude articles about Scots law if they have been published in other jurisdictions.  It will hide the useful articles outlining Scots law topics that often published by American university law reviews, and any Scots law articles from journals based in England, but it will be useful if you are struggling to locate Scottish material.


Kirsty Thomson

Subject Librarian