100 years of Massachusetts Law Review available, searchable online

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016
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Massachusetts Bar Association members can now view online and search every past issue of the MBA's Massachusetts Law Review through a partnership with HeinOnline.

The Massachusetts Law Review is the longest continually published law review in the nation. Now, MBA members can view every issue, starting with the Massachusetts Law Quarterly (the original name of the Massachusetts Law Review) Vol. 1, No 1, from November 1915, through the most recent Massachusetts Law Review, Vol. 97, No. 2. Using the HeinOnline search function, users can type in a search term (e.g.," eminent domain") to find all of the Massachusetts Law Review articles over the past 100 years, where that term has appeared.

Previously, the MBA website included only the most recent issues of Massachusetts Law Review, and older issues had to be looked up on microfiche. There was also no way to search past issues by keyword.

Log in under the Publications tab on for easy access to the law review's articles, case comments and book reviews, using an online, searchable database. This service is provided to MBA members as a free member benefit.

The Massachusetts Law Review archive on HeinOnline also works seamlessly with the MBA's recently introduced Fastcase benefit. In many cases, citations to Massachusetts appellate court opinions that appear in the law review articles will hyperlink directly to the opinion itself.

HeinOnline is a product of William S. Hein & Co., Inc., which has been serving the library community for more than 50 years. HeinOnline is a premier online product with more than 120 million pages available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format.