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Federal Internet Research

There are many federal government sources available, including courts, laws, codes, and regulations. 

It is helpful to check the coverage and date of a webpage. Many sources will only go back a few years. The older the information, the less likely it is to be on the Internet. 

When searching the Internet using a word or phrase, it may be helpful to use a thesaurus or legal dictionary to locate additional search terms if needed.

 The number of Internet sites is rapidly growing and sites can leave the Internet as quickly as they are created. The following is a sample list of Federal websites.

United States Code
United States Constitution
Code of Federal Regulations

United States Court Rules of Procedure 

United States Government

Federal Resources

The White House


Supreme Court

United States Courts

United States Senate

United States House of Representatives

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