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Laws & Regulations

Federal Laws and Regulations

FDsys - Federal Digital System
Official information from the Federal Government, including the Congressional Record, Federal Register, Code of Federal Regulations, bills, laws, the Federal Budget and other online collections.

ProQuest Congressional
Search laws, regulations, bills, and transcripts of Congressional hearings. Coverage of public laws begins with the 100th Congress (1988). Coverage of the Federal Register begins with 1980

Thomas
Search bill and committee information or read through the Congressional Record. From the Library of Congress. Coverage of public laws begins with the 93rd Congress (1973). Eventually to be replaced by Congress.gov.

Congress.gov
Search bill and committee information, read through the Congressional Record, or learn about the members of Congress. From Congress and the Library of Congress. Coverage of public laws begins with the 107th Congress (2001). Currently (July 2013) in beta, intended to replace Thomas.

Regulations.gov
Find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register.

Other Sources

SPPL's Laws & Regulations Links on Pinboard.
Includes Federal & Minnesota legal & regulatory information, patents, and treaties.

Saint Paul Public Library Law & Regulatory Holdings

United States Statutes at Large

55th Congress (1897) - 80th Congress (1948)
SuDoc number S 7.9 - Central Library Compact Storage

81st Congress (1949) - 101st Congress, 1st session (1989)
SuDoc number GS 4.111 - Central Library Compact Storage

101st Congress, 2nd session (1990) - current
SuDoc number AE 2.111 - Central Library Nicholson Information Commons Law Collection

The Central Library also owns 2 volumes of statutes from 1873-74 (in Compact Storage).

United States Code

1996 - current: Online through FDsys

Current: Online through ProQuest Congressional (library use only)

Current: Paper - Central Library Nicholson Information Commons Law Collection

Federal Register

1979: Microfiche - Central Library Nicholson Information Commons

1980 - current: Online - ProQuest Congressional (library use only)

1994 - current: Online through FDsys

Current 2 years: Paper - Central Library Nicholson Information Commons

Code of Federal Regulations

1981 - current: Online - ProQuest Congressional (library use only)

1996 - current: Online through FDsys

Current: Paper - Central Library Nicholson Information Commons