ProQuest Regulatory Insight for Administrative Law Research

The UW Law Library recently added ProQuest Regulatory Insight to its database holdings. There are numerous electronic resources that offer full text searching of the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations.  What makes Regulatory Insight unique is the powerful search platform it shares with its companion database, Legislative Insight.  Researchers can view the full scope of an enacted statute, subsequent agency regulations, and proposed rules with one search.

To illustrate, let's look up the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009.  Using the search box feature, type in "Lilly Ledbetter" or enter the public law number.   This search produces 26 records which reference Lilly Ledbetter. The regulatory history for this act appears at the top of the list.

Because the Law Library subscribes to Legislative Insight, a link to the Lilly Ledbetter legislative history is included with the regulatory history record.  You will also notice a link to the current CFR Parts Affected section, plus three Federal Register links which compile the proposed and final rules regarding this act.  ProQuest Regulatory Insight covers federal laws from 2001 to 2015.  Historical content continues to be added and the database will eventually date back to the 1930s.

For campus-wide access to this administrative law resource, start at the UW law Library's website.  Click on the "Databases" tab, then use the "Browse by Name" feature.  ProQuest has posted a Quick Start Guide at the bottom of the landing page to help users learn more about the functionality of Regulatory Insight.  And always feel free to ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.

Submitted by Cheryl O'Connor on February 17, 2016

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