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Brill Nijhoff Journal & Yearbook Collection

The Brill Nijhoff Journal & Yearbook Collection provides access to the most recent three volumes of more than 40 journals and nearly 20 yearbooks.

Search Tips

One-Box Search

  • The one-box search bar is stationary throughout HeinOnline
  • Once inside the Brill Nijhoff Journal & Yearbook Collection database, the search bar will search only within this database, unless the Search All Databases box is ticked
  • Need something more robust? Click Advanced Search to perform a search using custom drop-downs
  • Need a refresher on how to construct a perfect search? Click Search Help for a quick reference guide to commonly used search syntax



For example, enter the phrase "human rights violation" inside quotation marks into the one-search bar and select the Just search for option.

Refine your results using the facets on the left side of the results page or sort the results. Terms matching the search query appear in bold text within the matching text page snippets. 

Screenshot of search results in Brill

Using the Advanced Search Option

Click the Advanced Search link located beneath the main search bar to perform a more specific search. Choose from the various metadata fields such as Text, Article Title, Author/Creator, and more. For example, enter Human Rights in the Paris Agreement in the Article Title drop-down box, and Benoit Mayer in the Author/Creator drop-down box. Additional options in the Advanced Search tool include searching by title, date range, state, country, and much more.

This will return one result that contains the title and author being searched.

About Venn Diagram Search


  • Venn Diagram Search offers a visual representation of how search terms interact with each other
  • Helps users both refine their current search terms and become better researchers going forward
  • Find the link to Venn Diagram Search on the Advanced Search page
  • Searches are constructed by stringing together multiple terms separated by the Boolean operator "AND," with phrases grouped together in quotation marks



  • Results on the right side of the page pertain to the search as we originally constructed it (represented by the red slice in the center of the intersecting circles)
  • Select Clear for the ability to hover over the different segments of the diagram and see all possible search term combinations from our original query.
  • In our example, we can see results for:
    • LGBT AND human
    • LGBT AND rights
    • human AND rights
    • the terms LGBT, human and rights individually
  • Sort the results, save or export, turn to the specific page of a result, or start at the beginning of a given title

Screenshot of a Venn Diagram search in Brill