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U.S. Federal Government - Legislative Information: NURS 941: Health Policy, Leadership, and Systems

Federal regulations

The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations. It also includes executive orders and other presidential documents.

For more in-depth information about regulatory research, please see this guide to Rules and Regulations.

Three different .gov sites presenting Federal Register information:

Resources for legislation and Congressional information

Additional resources for U.S. government information

Legislation and regulations at the state level

Selected health policy journals

These are just a few journals that focus on health policy; for additional suggestions, search Yale's Online Journals & Newspapers.

Selected current awareness resources for policy and politics

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General suggestions for finding government information

1. Try the "agency approach." Who produces the information you need? How is this information organized and disseminated? If you can answer these questions, you can create a much more targeted, focused search.

2. Google like a pro. To limit your Google search to government websites, use the very powerful "site:" search. You can search all .gov websites (site:gov) or narrow your search to a particular agency's website (

Handout from session on October 1, 2012