Electronic Resources Accessible from DOI Locations Only
Employees who are teleworking may access these databases through the Department's VPN.
Web Sites: Table of Contents
HeinOnline -- Accessible from DOI Locations Only
Laws, Regulations, Policies and Decisions
ELIPS: Electronic Library of Interior Policies
This source contains links to Secretary's Orders, Departmental Manual chapters, Bulletins and Memoranda
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Land Management
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Fish and Wildlife Service
National Park Service
Office of Hearings and Appeals
The office provides access to these decisions:
Office of Natural Resources Revenue
Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement
Office of the Solicitor
See the Library's guide on Native Americans, Legal Sources
The American Presidency Project
The archives contain over one hundred thousand documents related to the study of the Presidency, from 1789 to the present
Papers of President Woodrow Wilson digitized by the Library of Congress
Codification of Presidential Proclamations and Executive Orders from April 13, 1945 through January 20, 1989
Disposition Tables, January 8, 1937 to the present (Office of Federal Register)
Statements of Administration Policy on Non-Appropriations and Appropriations Bills
Published by the Office of Management and Budget
Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States
From the Reagan administration to the present
Compilation of Presidential Documents
1992 to the present
America's Founding Documents
National Archives and Records Administration
Federal Law Collection
Provided by the Legal Information Institute, Cornell University Law School
Findlaw's Cases and Codes
Contains resources and links for both state and federal laws.
The Oyez Project
Multimedia, devoted to the Supreme Court
Federal Laws and Regulations
Provided weekly by the U.S. Senate Library while Congress is in session
Congress.gov, the successor to THOMAS.gov, is a collaborative effort by the Library of Congress, Senate, House of Representatives, and the Government Publishing Office. Researchers can now search across all of the content in the system, refine their results, quickly see the status of a bill on a timeline, and view the new Member pages with sponsored and cosponsored legislation. Additionally, the system is designed to dynamically fit any size screen used: mobile, notebook, and/or computer.
The Code of Federal Regulations (Government Publishing Office)
An electronic rulemaking repository, enabling Departments and Agencies to post all rulemaking documents for public access and comment
House Practice for the 115th Congress
And other House Parliamentarian publications
The Budget Process
Links to CRS reports on the budget process. Some have been updated.
Compiled and provided by the U.S. Department of Justice Library
Legislative Histories of Selected U.S. Laws on the Internet: Free Sources
Compiled by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.
State Laws and Regulations
Findlaw's Cases and Codes
US State Laws - Cases, Codes, Statutes and Regulations
State Law, Government and Legislative Information
WashLaw WEB, produced by Washburn University School of Law
A free service on federal and state bills and legislators
Local Laws and Regulations
Municipal Code Online Library
Produced by the Municipal Code Corporation
Blawgs and News
Legal news and information
Legal Blawgs: Archived Web Sites
The Law Library of Congress began harvesting blawgs in 2007. The collection has grown to more than one hundred items covering a broad cross section of legal topics.
Resources, Guides and Directories
Congressional Research Service Reports
Congressional Research Service reports can be the best way to quickly get up to speed on major political issues. CRS is Congress’ think tank, and its reports are relied upon by policymakers and others for accurate, timely and nonpartisan analysis of important policy issues.
Congressional Research Service Reports
Collected and made available by the University of North Texas Libraries.
The site claims to have more than thirty-three thousand current and historical CRS reports.
In partnership with a Republican and Democratic member of Congress, EveryCRSReport.com includes reports available on Congress's internal website, more than eight thousand in all.
Library of Congress
The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 directs the Library of Congress to make CRS reports publicly available online.
The result is a new public website for CRS reports based on the same search functionality that Congress uses – designed to be as user friendly as possible – that allows reports to be found by common keywords.
Moving forward, all new or updated reports will be added as they are made available to Congress. The Library is also working to make available the back catalog of previously published reports as expeditiously as possible.
Selected Congressional Research Service Reports on Congress and Its Procedures
Maintained by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C.
ECOLEX is a database providing the most comprehensive, global source of information on environmental law. ECOLEX is operated jointly by FAO, IUCN and UNEP.
Cases, codes, law schools, journals, CLE, etc.
Guide to Law Online
Provided by the Law Library of Congress
Provides free case law, codes, regulations, legal articles and legal blog databases, as well as community resources.
Legal Information Institute
Constitutions, codes, court opinions, from the Cornell Law School
Legislative Explorer: Data Driven Discovery
An aid to observing large scale patterns and trends in Congressional lawmaking, produced by the University of Washington's Center for American Politics and Public Policy and the design firm Schema
Produced by the Law Librarians' Society of Washington, D.C., it includes a section of Selected Congressional Research Service Reports on Congress and Its Procedures, with links to all major sources of CRS reports.
Public Library of Law
Created by Fastcase, PLoL includes cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Courts of Appeals, cases from all fifty states back to 1997, Federal statutory law and codes from all fifty states, Regulations, court rules, constitutions, and more. PLoL also includes free links to paid content on Fastcase.
State Legislative History Research Guides on the Web
Provided by the Law Library at the Indiana University School of Law Library—Bloomington
World Treaty Index
Originally developed at the University of Washington, the electronic index is now maintained at the University of Michigan.
Updated October 2021