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Identifying a Policy or Law
For your assignment, you need to find a policy or law at the federal or state level that has some connection to families.
Parts of a Law
This website explains the parts of a law, to help orient yourself to the legislation.
Video: Finding Rules and Regulations
This short video provides an overview of understanding and finding federal rules and regulations - useful for navigating the agency links below.
Finding Details: Searching a Government Database
Once you have a policy in mind or to explore ideas, you can search government databases to find more information. Click the blue arrow for a help guide on searching GovInfo.
Search the codes and rules published by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Use Google to Search for Government Documents.
Google can be a powerful tool to find documents on government websites. Use "site:.gov" to precede your search terms to find government agency sites that pertain to your topic. Placing your search terms in quotation marks may help as well. Need additional help? Ask a Librarian.
Finding Details: Searching Agency Sites
The following links to federal and Utah state agencies can help you either identify potential policies related to families or research information about a known policy.
Government Information Librarian