Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Search, Track the BIA in the Federal Register

There is a new tool that will allow you to search or track regulatory action of the Bureau of Indian Affairs or other agency information. Justia regulation tracker is a free service that allows people to search and track the Federal Register, "the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents."

Justia enables searching or browsing by department or agency, (for instance Department of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs) include keywords, and limit by document type or date; or browse by agency or date. Coverage begins January 1, 2005. In addition, to searching and browsing, Justia allows you to save a search that will deliver results via an RSS feed. This is a great feature for people who are anticipating or wish to be alerted to developments on a specific topic.

Researchers will wish to compare the Justia regulation tracker to GPO Access a governmental research portal that provides research access to the Federal Register back to 1994.