What is the Guide to Law Online?

The Guide to Law Online is prepared by librarians and interns in the Law Library of Congress. It is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online.  It includes links to useful and reliable sites for legal information from international, multinational, foreign, federal, state, territorial, and tribal jurisdictions.

The Guide to Law Online focuses on sites offering the full texts of laws, regulations, and court decisions, along with commentary from lawyers writing primarily for other lawyers. Select materials related to law and government that were written by or for lay persons, as well as government sites that provide general information about the government and its agencies, are included as appropriate. Although the Guide is selective, inclusion of a site by no means constitutes endorsement by the Law Library of Congress.

Every direct source listed on the Guide to Law Online was successfully tested before being added to the list. However, researchers should be aware that changes to Internet addresses and file names occur frequently, and the operational status of sites can vary.

Historical content from the Guide to Law Online is captured in the Library of Congress Web Archives.


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