Administrative Law Research Guide

This guide outlines the federal administrative process and materials.


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Finding Administrative Guidance

There is no one place where all administrative guidance is published. Administrative guidance may be available through agency websites or subscription databases.

Agency Websites

Administrative guidance is often available on agency websites. By using Google search operators or Google's Advanced Search page, you can run a more precise search through a specific website, a specific domain type, or a specific file format.  Using this search strategy is often more effective than using the built-in search function embedded on websites.  

  • Find materials on a specific website
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  • Find materials on a specific type of website 
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  • Find a specific file format (PDF, XLS) on a specific website
    • For example, filetype:xls or filetype:pdf.


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