The law library has added a new subscription of materials
related to regulatory law that is now available campus-wide. ProQuest
Regulatory Insight complements the ProQuest
Legislative Insight database by providing collections of federal regulatory
materials – such as proposed and final rules and executive orders – that follow
from Congressional legislation.
The database can retrieve documents from the Federal
Register and the Code of Federal Regulations, but is most useful for finding
statutes that spur regulation in many different federal agencies. These
entries, called regulatory histories, link a public law to related items
published in the Federal Register, all on one web page. For example, the regulatory
history for P.L. 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, pulls
up reams of information about rules passed not only by the Department of Health
and Human Safety, but also by the Internal Revenue Service and the Department
of Labor. All rules published in the Federal Register contain links to where
those rules are codified in the C.F.R.
While there are many excellent online sources for locating
items in the Federal Register and in federal regulatory law generally (such as
the Federal Register website, Regulations.gov, and e-CFR), Regulatory Insight works particularly
well when you are interested in the scope of regulation relating to a
particular federal statute.
To help you get acclimated to the new database, ProQuest has
provided a useful guide to
using the product that includes information about the database’s coverage
and help running effective searches. Accessing Regulatory Insight is easy: from
the law library’s Legal
Databases page, select “Legislation & Government” or scroll down to
click on the link to enter the database.
And as always, if you need assistance using this or any
other law library resource, ask
a law librarian!
Posted by Aaron S. Kirschenfeld on Wed. January 20, 2016 8:28 AM