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Navigating Online Legal Research Platforms

This guide provides an overview of how to use the 5 major legal research platforms.

Scope and Purpose

Regulations will show users how search for regulations by citation and keywords, browse for specific jurisdictions, locate the table of contents for each regulatory code, and review what a regulations looks like in the research platform.

Regulations in Westlaw Classic

Regulations in WestlawNext

Regulations in Lexis

Regulations in Lexis Advance

Regulations in Bloomberg Law

Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis

Federal Register

The Federal Register (Fed. Reg.) 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.

Regulatory Histories
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