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Federal Administrative Law Research Guide

Basic guide to researching federal administrative law (rules, decisions, other documents, executive orders)

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Resources

FOIA Libraries "Electronic Reading Rooms"

Federal agency web sites include a "FOIA Library", (formerly called  "Electronic Reading Room").  This is a section or page within the website that contains copies of frequently requested agency documents and publications.  The agency's FOIA Library is the first place to check when searching for agency documents and prior to making a FOIA request.

Requesting Agency Records - FOIA Requests

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requires federal executive agencies to publish instructions on their web sites about how the public can request records from the agency.  The resources below are helpful for learning more about FOIA and the process of making a FOIA request.


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