Jenkins On Your Desktop: Uniform Commercial Code on HeinOnline

The Uniform Commercial Code is a joint sponsorship effort by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and the American Law Institute. The UCC is a proposal of laws regarding commercial transactions, including sales, leases, funds transfers, and more. An individual state can adopt all, a portion, or none of the the UCC. It is important to check state statutes for relevancy and currentness.

The American Law Institute Library on HeinOnline contains a variety of material related to the UCC, including various drafts, comments, and articles, going back to 1944. The ALI Library also includes the official text and commentaries of the UCC. Please note that the most recent edition of the UCC may be delayed due to Hein's license agreement with the American Law Institute.

To access the UCC, use your last name and member number to log into Jenkins' website. From the Member Center, select HeinOnline. Once in Hein, from the Collections list on the left side select American Law Institute Library. The Uniform Commercial Code is listed alphabetically under Part II: Other American Law Institute Publications. Clicking the plus sign next to Uniform Commercial Code will show all available UCC editions in reverse chronological order, going back to 1944. This list also includes drafts and commentaries.

To search this collection, click on the Search tab below the HeinOnline logo. The search box will appear on the left side of the screen. This basic search will search all of the ALI Library, including all published and draft copies of the UCC as well as the ALI Reporter, the Proceedings of ALI Annual Meetings, all published and draft copies of the Restatements of the Law and the Principles of the Law, and other ALI and ALI-ABA publications.

To search just the UCC, click on "Advanced Search" and select Commercial Code from the title list. The search results will include results from all editions. To limit to a specific edition, restrict the search by date. This search will also search UCC Commentaries and UCC Drafts.

For more search tips, including how to search phrases and use Boolean operators, see HeinOnline's Advanced Search Syntax Guidelines.

HeinOnline is a membership database available to most Jenkins members.

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