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Browse Federal Materials

Federal Materials include:

  • Cases
  • US Annotated Code
  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Administrative Decisions & Guidance
  • The Federal Register
  • Proposed and Enacted Legislation

Federal Material

Federal Cases

All federal case materials can be searched simultaneously in the top search bar. 

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Another option is to search within specific federal cases. These federal cases include materials by:

  • Court Individual federal courts include the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S Court of Appeals, and Military courts
  • Circuit Search individual circuits or the Federal Circuit
  • State Search federal cases within individual states
  • Territory Search individual federal cases by territory. These include Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands

See specific court for coverage information.

U.S. Annotated Code

Includes current version of United States Code Annotated.

Search by keyword in the top search bar, or browse the Annotated Code Table of Contents:

Code of Federal Regulations

Search the current version of the Code of Federal Regulations by keyword in top search bar, or browse the Annotated Code Table of Contents:

Administrative Decisions & Guidance

Search Decisions by keyword in the top search bar, or search by specific content. Content includes (but is not limited to):

  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission
  • Sarbanes Oxley Administrative Decisions
  • United States Postal Service

Federal Register

Documents published in the Federal Register provided by U.S. government agencies, with full text coverage beginning March, 1936. 

Browse keywords in the top search bar, or browse the 10 most recent documents.

Proposed and Enacted Legislation

Search all Proposed & Enacted Legislation in the top search bar, or browse by:

  • U.S Public Laws
  • Congressional Bills