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Official Government Resources*

Other (Unofficial) Resources

There are many unofficial links to government information. These links are provided as being potentially useful, but the user must keep in mind that these do not have the same authority or permanence as official government information sources. Use with care!

Official Government Resources

Major Portals and Search Engines

General Information Resources

Laws and Regulations

  • Code of Federal Regulations
    purl: The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) codifies (gathers together by topic) the rules currently in force which were originally published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each volume of the CFR is updated once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basis.
  • Federal Register
    Daily, the Federal Register is the official publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents, documents that Congress requires be published, and other federal documents of public interest. Material initially published in the Federal Register is subsequently compiled into the Code of Federal Regulations.
    This U.S. Government Web site encourages public participation in the Federal rulemaking process by allowing you to view and comment on regulations and other actions for Federal agencies.
  • United States Code (USC)
    The United States Code is the codification of the general and permanent federal laws currently in effect. It is divided by broad subjects into 50 titles. Since 1926, the United States Code has been published every six years. In between editions, annual cumulative supplements are published in order to present the most current information. A very useful feature is the list of acts by popular names, e.g., the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Statistical Resources




Business and Labor

Other (Unofficial) Resources

* Some of the information on this page comes from a useful handout prepared by Ms. Lori Smith, Government Documents Department, Southeastern Louisiana University, for a presentation at ULM in 2008.

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