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Law and Government

Please explore these databases for full-text articles and other information about Indiana laws and federal government.

State of Indiana

  • IN.gov: The official Web site for the State of Indiana containing information about government agencies, elected officials, voting, the court system, workforce development, agriculture and the environment, business and employment, education and training, family and health, law and justice, public safety, taxes and finance, tourism and transportation, and more.
  • Indiana Administrative Code (IAC): From the Indiana General Assembly, the IAC is published under the authority of the legislative council and is a text compilation of all permanent Indiana administrative rules.
  • Indiana Code: This version of the code is current through the regular session of the Indiana General Assembly and contains all code and legal provisions in effect.
  • Indiana Constitution: This version of the constitution, which is maintained by the Indiana Legislative Services Agency, is current through the most recent general election.
  • Indiana Register: The register contains the state's daily, weekly, and monthly documents required for business to be conducted by the Indiana General Assembly.

Federal

  • Charters of Freedom: The site contains the text for and information related to key documents that shaped U.S. history, including the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights. Information about how the charters were made and their impact on America is included.
  • Federal Register: The Federal Register is the daily journal of the U.S. government, providing public access to official texts for federal laws, presidential documents, administrative regulations and notices, and descriptions of federal organizations, programs, and activities.
  • Foreign Relations of the United States: The official documentary record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity.The series, produced by the State Department’s Office of the Historian, is comprised of more than 500 books of invaluable historical information.  The Foreign Relations volumes contain documents from various Presidential libraries, the Department of State and Defense, the National Security Council, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Agency for International Development, and other foreign affairs agencies as well as the private papers of individuals involved in formulating U.S. foreign policy
  • LexisNexis Academic: LexisNexis Academic provides full-text documents from over 5,900 news, business, legal, medical, and reference publications with a variety of flexible search options. The 5,900 sources include; national and regional newspapers, wire services, broadcast transcripts, international news, and non-English language sources; U.S. Federal and state case law, codes, regulations, legal news, law reviews, and international legal information; Shepard's Citations for all U.S. Supreme Court cases back to 1789, and; business news journals, company financial information, SEC filings and reports, and industry and market news.
  • THOMAS: Legislative Information: The Library of Congress maintains the THOMAS Web site. It was launched in 1995 to make federal legislative information freely available to the public, including Congressional bills and resolutions, records, schedules, calendars, committee information, treaties, and other valuable, historical resources related to the legislative process.
  • USA.gov: This site is an interagency initiative that provides trusted, timely, valuable government information. it includes an A-Z list of government agencies, including information about services, benefits, grants, financial aid, and more. Information is organized according to topical areas, like consumer protection, defense, environment, energy, agriculture, science, technology, transportation, and more.
  • United States Code: The Office of the Law Revision Counsel prepares and publishes the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.
  • U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO): The GPO is the federal resource for producing, procuring, cataloging, indesing, authenticating, disseminating, and preserving the official information products of the U.S. government in digital and other formats.
  • U.S. History in Context (Gale): This database delivers comprehensive, contextual, media-rich search results from an extensive online collection of U.S. historical documents. It contains more than 185,000 reference articles ad 613,000 periodical articles as well as 5,000 primary documents, video and audio from NBC, NPR, and other media outlets.