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Researching Statutes: Where can you find statutes?

This guide serves as an introduction to statutory research. To access the linked databases on Westlaw and Lexis, you should sign on to Westlaw and Lexis before clicking on the links in this guide.

Federal Statutory Materials at BLS

Federal: United States Code

The United States Code, Statutes at Large, and the Public Laws can be found in both print format and online.  As mentioned previously, there are unofficial and official versions of the code. Print versions of the official United States Code as well as the unofficial sources, like the United States Code Annotated and the United States Code Service, can be found on the second floor of the library, in the Statutory Collection.   The Statutes at Large and the Public Laws of the United States are also found in the Statutory Collection.

For online access to the United States Code, go to: