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Legal Research for UIUC Students (Non-Law)


Federal Administrative Laws Quick Links

Presidential Resources

The President heads the Executive Branch and directs all executive administrative agencies. Here are some resources for presidential materials:

Finding Federal Administrative Law

Federal administrative law is available online through FDSYS:


Type of Law

Code of Federal Regulations "The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules 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."
Federal Register "Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 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."


There are also several databases available through the Library that provide searching within federal administrative law:

Many agency decisions and regulations are also made available on the particular agency's website. maintains an alphabetical directory of federal agencies.