Statutes & Regulations Search Form

Use this form to search within statutes and regulations.

Search termsEnter your search terms, using connectors to show the relationship between the terms.
Tips for using search connectors
Click on this link to view descriptions and examples of the connectors, such as AND, OR, AND NOT, etc., which you may use in constructing your search.
Terms and ConnectorsSelect this option to use connectors and wildcards with your search terms. If you choose this option but don't enter connectors between your search terms, the system will search for your terms as an exact phrase.
Natural Language

Select this option to search using simple phrases, ignoring connectors and wildcards.

Required Terms (Optional)If you select Natural Language, you may also enter terms in the Required Terms field. The system will not retrieve a document unless it contains the terms you enter in this field.

Select from the drop-down list the source in which you want to search.

"I" icon
To learn more about the contents of a source, click on the "i" icon to the right of the drop-down list. The document that appears generally explains such things as: coverage, frequency, update schedule, content summary, publisher and available document sections.
To learn about pricing for the selected source, click on the "$" icon to the right of the "i" icon.
Show options to search specific document sections

Click this link to show or hide the document section search options.

Document sections are specific, predefined sections of a document in which you may target your search. For example, you may wish to search for specific words only within the headline section or a specific name only within the byline section. You may construct a search entirely out of document sections, or combine a document section search with your other search terms.

To search within a document section, perform the following:

  • Select whether to use the AND or OR connector when your document section restriction is added to your search.
  • Select a document section from the Section drop-down list. Only the sections available in the source you selected are shown (if you selected a combined source, all the sections available in any of the individual sources are shown).
  • Enter into the Terms text box the search terms that are appropriate for the section you selected.
  • Click the Add to search link to add your section search criteria.

The system automatically formulates the syntax of your section search.

Hide options to search specific document sectionsClick on this link to hide the specific document sections options.
Save this searchAfter entering your search terms, click on this link to save the search for reuse in the future or to set up the search as an alert.
Clear formClick on this link to clear all of your entries from the search form and start again with the default settings.
SearchClick this button to begin your search.

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