Laws and Regulations: Government Information Research Guide

  • GPO Access - is a service of the Government Printing Office. This page contains links to all the legislative resources hosted by GPO.


  • Thomas - produced by the Library of Congress - contains the texts of bills and Public Laws. It is a good source of the Congressional Record, 1989 to date.


  • LexisNexis Academic (NCSU only) - provides (in its Legal Resources section) access to Federal laws and regulations, case law opinions, and law review articles.


  • Thomas: Legislative information from the Library of Congress Congressional Bibliographies - compiled at NCSU - contains the U.S. Congressional Committee Meetings Index, and has lists of published Senate hearing transcripts. Both resources contain information about documents issued since the mid-1980s.-->


  • U.S. Code - is a compilation of all general and permanent laws. Its contents are gathered into 50 broad subject topics. This site allows you to search by keyword or citation.
    Two printed versions are available:
          U.S. Code - Ref. U.S. Documents Y 1.2/5:
          U.S. Code Annotated - Ref. U.S. Documents KF625 .W45


  • Code of Federal Regulations - lists all the regulations from federal agencies currently in effect. Its arrangement, like that of the U.S. Code, is by 50 broad subjects.


  • Federal Register - is a daily publication to publicize newly proposed regulations and the adopted versions of regulations issued by U.S. government agencies.


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