Electronic Resources Accessible from DOI Locations Only

  • Legal Collection
  • Law and Legal Information Directory
  • Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History: Government and Politics
  • West's Encyclopedia of American Law
  • U.S. Department of the Interior Library

Law at the U.S. Department of the Interior

HeinOnline -- Accessible from DOI Locations Only


Laws, Regulations, Policies and Decisions

A and M Decisions (1920-1970)
Copps Mineral and Public Land Laws (1881, 1890)
Digest of Grazing Decisions (1993-2001)
Director's Decisions (1996 to the present)
Hearings Division (Selected, 2000 to the present)
IBIA Decisions (1970 to the present)
IBLA Decisions (1970 to the present)
Land Decisions (1881-1929) and Interior Decisions (1930-1994)
Solicitor's Opinions (1993 to the present)


Indian Law

See the Library's guide on Native Americans, Legal Sources


Presidential Documents


Case Law

Bills, Hearings, Statutes and Regulations


Federal Laws and Regulations


  • Active Legislation
    Provided weekly by the U.S. Senate Library while Congress is in session

  • Congress.gov
    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 co-sponsored legislation. Additionally, the system is designed to dynamically fit any size screen used: mobile, notebook, and/or computer.

  • FDSys (Government Publishing Office)

  • Regulations.gov
    An electronic rulemaking repository, enabling Departments and Agencies to post all rulemaking documents for public access and comment

  • Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives
    Maintained by the Rules Committee of the House of Representatives

  • Rules of the U.S. Senate
    Maintained by the Rules Committee of the Senate

  • The Budget Process
    Links to CRS reports on the budget process. Some have been updated.



  • Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation
    A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1873, contains records and acts of Congress from the Continental Congress through the Forty-second Congress. The records of the Continental Congress, the Constitutional Convention, and the United States Congress comprise a rich documentary history of the construction of the nation, the development of the federal government, and its role in the national life. The collection is maintained by the Library of Congress.
  • Legislative Histories
    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


Local Laws and Regulations


General Current Information and Research Tools

Blawgs and News

Resources, Guides and Directories