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Wellesley College Research Guides

POL1 385: Legal Research

Court Cases


Use the following resources to locate both state and federal laws, also known as "statutes" and "legislation".


Regulations are rules enacted by an executive branch agency. According to Black's Law Dictionary, a regulation is "An official rule or order, having legal force, usu. issued by an administrative agency". Regulation, Black's Law Dictionary (11th ed. 2019).

Massachusetts & Other State Law