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Beyond Westlaw and Lexis for Online Research: Regulations

This guide provides information on online resources beyond Westlaw and Lexis, and identifies pertinent resources available through the NYU Law Library

Sources for Federal Regulations

When a law is passed, Congress grants federal agencies the authority to promulgate rules and regulations to interpret the law.  These regulations have the force and effect of law.  The federal rules and regulations are first published, chronologically, in the Federal Register.  The Code of Federal Regulations codifies the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register.  Below are links to both the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations.  For a more detailed description of the regulatory process, see A Guide to the U.S. Federal Legal System.

Administrative Agencies

The following links provide information on the administrative agencies and directories of personnel.

Presidential Documents

There are a wide variety of Presidential or Executive documents available online, including: executive orders, proclamations, directives, memoranda, determinations, letters, and speeches. Below are links to these resources.  

Research Guides on Administrative Law