Free Legal Research: Federal Statutes and Regulations
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This search engine provided by the U.S. House of Representatives allows you to search the U.S. Code by terms, limit fields, and adjust query options. This is a great tool for finding federal statutes on just about anything, especially if you're not sure where to start.
THOMAS is a database of congressional bills that can be searched by keywords or bill numbers. Created by the Library of Congress in honor of the spirit of Thomas Jefferson, this database is the go-to source for proposed legislation.
This is the electronic version of the Code of Federal Regulations updated daily by the National Archives. Regulations are arranged by title and do not allow for searching, so this database is only useful if you already have an idea of what you are looking for.