Over 600 journals available online at Vancouver courthouse library

The BC Courthouse Library has recently purchased a subscription to an electronic journal collection, HeinOnline, now accessible for free on the public computers in the Vancouver Courthouse Library. HeinOnline provides the full text of over 600 legal journals from the US, Canada and elsewhere.

The service includes an extensive archive - holdings begin with the first issue of each journal. Hein has an ongoing program of updating holdings as well, so most of the journals still in existence are current to the last year or so, and will be updated again in the future.

Articles are available as PDF files, which allows users to view the pages of the articles as they originally appeared in print, complete with charts, graphs, pictures and footnotes. The articles are searchable by author or title or in the full text of the journals. The entire database may also be browsed by article title, journal title or author.

Canadian journals in the collection include the UBC Law Review, UBC Legal Notes, McGill Law Journal, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review and Canadian Journal of Family Law.