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Administrative Law: Online Sources

Lists online sources, both subscription and internet, for federal and Washington state administrative regulations, agency decisions, and executive materials.

Federal Regulations

Administrative Law Rulemaking Flowchart

Federal Register Sources 

  Subscription Databases

Internet Sources

Code of Federal Regulations


  • Parallel Table of Authorities and Rules from GovInfo  Use this table to find regulations relating to a statute or presidential proclamation. Provides access by United States Code citation; Statutes at Large citation; Public Law number; date of Presidential notices, directives and memoranda; proclamation number, and executive order number. This table is from the official CFR Index and Finding Aids volume.


Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis and Westlaw Edge CFR databases incorporate changes within seven days. To update regulations, search each vendor's Federal Register database for revisions issued since that date. Westlaw Edge links to pending changes in the Federal Register using KeyCite.

Fastest and most cost-effective way to update regulations is to use GPO's GovInfo website. GovInfo has the same quarterly publication schedule for the printed CFR volumes, and is considered an official source.To update your regulation, note the date when the current CFR volume containing your section was revised/published. Then consult the next two items in this box to complete your updating.


Use a citator service to discover if there are any decisions or secondary sources discussing a CFR section. Try more than one citator as you may get different results.

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