Database of the Week: Civil Rights and Social Justice Collection (HeinOnline)

HeinOnline’s new Civil Rights and Social Justice database brings together a diverse offering of publications covering civil rights in the United States as their legal protections and definitions are expanded to cover more and more Americans. This collection contains links to more than 500 scholarly articles, hearings and committee prints, legislative histories on the landmark legislation, CRS and GAO reports, briefs from major Supreme Court cases, and publications from the Commission on Civil Rights.

To find the Civil Rights and Social Justice database, the entire HeinOnline collection on government & law, or any of the other 450+ databases available in the library's online collection, go to All of our research databases are available in this alphabetized list. The librarians have also curated specialized guides with suggested resources for each academic department, and more. 


If you are off campus, you will need to login with your Kenyon username/password and DUO to access the library's online resources. For more information on off-campus access, please watch our video on Off-Campus Login and Linking to Full-Text, one of the Middle Path Minute videos in the library's tutorial series on YouTube. 

If you have any questions about using any of the library's databases or on how to find more library resources, don't hesitate to contact the library's Research & Reference Desk or to email a librarian. The library staff is available to help you, whether you are on-campus or studying remotely. The Research & Reference Desk is available daily (hours vary) via chat, text (740-444-4031), and email ( You may also make an appointment with a librarian for one-on-one help.  

The Research & Reference Desk, which is located in Library B, will not be physically open this semester. All assistance will be available online via chat, email, text, or by appointment.