Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Journal Staff Legal Research Guide: Regulations and Agency Documents

This guide is designed to assist law journal staff through the process of selecting topics, writing, editing and cite checking law review articles.

Washington State Register

A chronological publication of new and proposed regulations.

Washington Administrative Code

Compilation of in-force rules & regulations from administrative agencies organized by subject matter

Federal Register

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.

Regulations in Other States

Registers and Codes

The law library does not purchase administrative registers or administrative codes from other states. Check state government websites to see if they are available in PDF. The Law Librarians' Society of Washington D.C. maintains a list of links to state administrative codes. (coverage varies by state)

Agency Documents and Decisions

State agencies may post documents and decisions to their websites. Check the agency website for PDF versions of decisions. Using your favorite search engine, check the Internet for the agency website. Once on the agency website, look for a decisions, determinations, documents, publications or reports section.