Official Government Website (editions: 1994-current).
Print: JPL 3rd Floor KF62 (Titles 1-50, Tables, General Index, Supplements) No longer received in print
Official version of all general and permanent federal laws in force. Public Laws are arranged under fifty “titles” or subject categories. Does not summarize legislative history but cites Statutes at Large. Older editions available.
Print: JPL 3rd Floor KF62 (Title 1-50, USCA Code Guide, General Index A-Z, USCA Tables I-II, USCA Laws) (Current volumes no longer received)
From West Publishing, unofficial compilation of general and permanent laws in force. Same arrangement as United States Code (USC) but also lists references to case law, legislative histories, administrative regulations and various secondary sources.
Unofficial, annotated version of the United States Code (U.S.C.) which also lists references to case law, legislative histories, administrative regulations and law review articles.Includes separate online index by topic.
Print: JPL 3rd Floor KF63 .C65 (78th Congress 1944-2013) (no longer updated)
At the end of each Congressional session, cumulates slip laws from each session. Contains complete text of all public and private laws and concurrent resolutions passed during that session. Gives citations to U.S. Code and brief legislative history. From West Publishing.
Govinfo: Official government website (1951-2013)
Print: JPL 3rd Floor KF50 .U52 (1972-no longer received in print)
MIcrofilm: JPL 4th Floor KF50 .U52 (1789-1971)
Archival (1789-1875) (vol. 1-18): American Memory Project (open access) Law Library of Congress (digitized complete) (open access)
Statutes at Large is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress. Prepared and published by the Office of the Federal Register and National Archives and Records Administration.
Under the provisions of 1 U.S.C. 112, the printed edition of the Statutes at Large is legal evidence of the laws, concurrent resolutions, proclamations by the President, and proposed and ratified amendments to the Constitution.
Free Government Website. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (current).
Codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations published by executive departments and agencies in the Federal Register. The CFR is divided into 50 broad subject areas known as titles.
Other sources of CFR:
Online (UTSA subscription): ProQuest Congressional (under "Regulations" on top menu) (1938-current)
Official Government Website: govinfo.gov (1996-current) (Annual Edition) Nexis Uni Library of Congress (1938-1999 )
Print: Title 3 ONLY (The President) (Microfiche: 1978-1985; Print: 1986-2010) Govt Docs 3rd Floor AE2.106/3:
Print JPL Govt Docs 3rd Floor:AE 2.1062-2: 1973-85 (1973-2000)
Index of updates to Federal regulations. Finding aid for historical research in CFR to find precise text of provisions on any given date. Each issue contains the CFR part and section number, and status indicated if amended, confirmed or revised, and Federal Register page number where the change may be found.
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other presidential documents. Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). (1936-current)
> ProQuest Congressional (under "Regulations" on top menu) (UTSA) (1970-current)
> Nexis Uni (UTSA) (1936-current)
Various Administrative Decisions can be found in Nexis Uni, such as Department of Interior ALJ Decisions or Dept. of Labor Opinion Letters, or U.S. Attorney General Opinions
Search All Sources for particular files.
Free Government Website: govinfo.gov (1994-2010)
Developing or recently published regulations. Published twice a year, summarizes the rules and proposed rules that each Federal agency expects to issue during the next year.
Provides information on the status of government agency documents undergoing review by the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA). FAQ page gives a good explanation of the rule-making process.
Guide to the history and development of law in the U.S. and the change from territory to statehood. Coverage of territorial government, identifies a wide range of available resources from each state to reveal the underlying legal principles that helped form the United States.
Official records of the 28 territories established between 1787 and 1912 to south and west of the 13 original colonies including Mississippi, Indiana, Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan. Affairs in the territories were under the general direction of the Department of State until 1873 and the Department of the Interior after 1873.
From the National Archives and available online in HathiTrust