You have diverse search capabilities when searching the most recent Federal Register volumes.

Enter ‘federal register’ into the Search Bar and select Federal Register Search from the auto-complete drop-down menu.

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Select specific sources for your search. The selected sources display underneath the Select Sources text box. To delete the source, click the red xIconredx.

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  1. Search By Agency: Every Federal Register document is associated with a particular agency. To narrow your search to documents originating from a particular agency, begin typing the name in this field and select it from the auto-complete drop-down menu.
  2. Search By Federal Register Page Citation: You can retrieve Federal Register documents via citation from the GO Bar Citation Search as well as from the Page Citation field.
  3. Search By RIN: Enter a Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) to return all documents identified by an agency as belonging to a single rulemaking action (e.g., both a proposed rule and its associated final rule). The RIN is located toward the top of applicable Federal Register documents.
  4. Search By Type of Federal Register Document: The Federal Register search defaults to searching all documents. You can narrow your Federal Register search to a particular type of document, however, by selecting it from the Type of Federal Register Document drop-down. Select either: Rule, Proposed Rule, Notice, or Presidential Document. Presidential Document includes Executive Orders.
  5. Search By CFR Part Affected: Where an item published in the Federal Register has an impact on the Code of Federal Regulations the affected parts are listed. You can search all Federal Register documents that impact or propose to impact the CFR by entering the part in the CFR Part Affected field.
  6. Search By CFR Section Affected: Search CFR Section Affected in a similar fashion to CFR Part Affected. Where an item published in the Federal Register has an impact on the Code of Federal Regulations the affected sections are listed. You can search all Federal Register documents that impact or propose to impact the CFR by entering the section in the CFR Section Affected field.
  7. Search By CFR Subject: Documents that impact the CFR are also indexed to subject terms associated with the CFR Part Affected. Enter a subject term to return all documents indexed to that term.

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The link to Create a Search Alert displays at the bottom of the template.

The Court Opinions Search provides a keyword and fielded search over U.S. federal and state court opinions.

Enter “court opinions” in the Search Bar and select Court Opinion Search from the auto-complete drop-down menu.

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The Court Opinions search template displays. Enter search terms and click Search.

  1. Keywords:  You can search for exact phrases by placing them in quotes, or connect keywords using Boolean search operators, or use the new natural language search.
  2. Courts:  You can search across one or many of the courts available on Bloomberg Law by clicking the Select Courts button.  Then type into the autocomplete field or select your desired jurisdictions by checking the boxes or drilling down further.  If no court is selected, all courts will be searched by default.
  3. Topics:  You can search across one or many of the topics available on Bloomberg Law by clicking the Select Topics button.  Then type into the autocomplete field or select your desired topics by checking the boxes or drilling down further.
  4. Industries:  You can search across one or many of the industries available on Bloomberg Law by clicking the Select Industries button.  Then type into the autocomplete field or select your desired industries by checking the boxes or drilling down further.  This search will return opinions where the referenced industry/ies play/s a significant role in the court’s determination.
  5. Party: Use this field to search Bloomberg Law’s court opinion database by party name.
  6. Case Name: Use this field to search Bloomberg Law’s court opinion database by case name.
  7. Judge: Enter a judge’s last name in this field to search Bloomberg Law’s court opinion database by judge.
  8. Attorney or Firm: Use this field to search across Bloomberg Law’s court opinion database by particular attorneys or law firms.
  9. Date of Decision: By default, Bloomberg Law searches across all dates.  If you want to narrow your search, click the Any button and select from the dropdown list.  Choose from the preselected date ranges available create your own custom date range or specific date.

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Links to Create Search Alert and Add Search to Dashboard display at the bottom of the template.

The Legislative Search provides a source tree for U.S. legislative sources with the optional search capabilities of Keywords and Date Range.

Enter ‘Legislative search’ into the Search Bar and select Legislative Search from the auto-complete drop-down menu.

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Use the template to search for Public Laws and Statutes, Congressional Bills, Prior editions of the U.S. Code, U.S. Congress and State Legislative.

Click the Info icon IconInfo next to a content item to display information about each content selection. The U.S. Constitution and U.S. Code are also searchable on their Table of Contents. Click the TOC icon IconTOC to display the Table of Contents.

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Links to Create Search Alert and Add Search to Dashboard display at the bottom of the template.

Alternative Search Options:

Federal Public Laws and Statutes at Large by Citation

  1. Enter a citation into the Search Bar (e.g. Pub.L. 111-148).
  2. Click Yes in the dialog box.
  3. Click the title in the CITATION LOOKUP frame to view the full text.

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Congressional Bill Search

Search House and Senate Bills, as well as options to search through all the bills with a variety of filters.

Example: Search the current Congress for the Congressional Research Service topic of financial services and investments.

Enter "Congressional Bill" in the  the Search Bar and select All U.S. Congressional Bills from the auto-complete drop-down menu.

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The All Legal Content search template opens with All Congressional Bills selected. Enter your search terms in the KEYWORDS text box and click Search.

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Links to Create a Search Alert or Add Search to Dashbord display at the bottom of the template.

The Specialized Regulatory Search provides a source tree for U.S. regulatory and administrative sources with the optional search capabilities of Keywords and Date Range.

Enter ‘regulatory search’ into the Search Bar and select Regulatory Search from the auto-complete drop-down menu.

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Select the relevant content. Click the TOC icon IconTOC next to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to browse and search in specific titles of the CFR.

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Links to Create Search Alert and Add Search to Dashboard display at the bottom of the template.

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The Specialized People Search allows you to look for personal or career information for those executives, judges and others included in the Bloomberg Law people database.

Enter "people' in the Search Bar, select People Search from the auto-complete drop-down menu.

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Enter the search criteria in the appropriate fields. Click Search.

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Links to Create Search Alert and Add Search to Dashboard display at the bottom of the template.

Use Patent Search to search U.S. patents, patent applications, and assignment data. The search includes all granted U.S. patents from 1976 to the present, as well as all published patent applications and statutory invention registrations.

Enter ‘patent’ into the Search Bar and select Patent Search from the auto-complete drop-down menu.

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To search for exact phrases place the keywords in quotes in the KEYWORDS text box.

To search for granted patents by number and published patent applications, use the ID Numbers field and select Patent or Publication # from the drop-down menu.

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To search a specific section in a patent use the PATENT SECTIONS field. Click the drop-down menu to select the patent section.

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To simultaneously search for multiple INVENTORS, separate the names with semicolons.

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The link to Create a Search Alert displays at the bottom of the template.

Patent Assignments

To search Patent Assignments use the Patent Search template. Click the Assignments tab at the top of screen.

Use the drop-down menus on the CONVEYANCE TYPE and OTHER ID NUMBERS fields to specify the search.

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Links to Create Search Alert and Add Search to Dashboard display at the bottom of the template.