The Goodson Law Library has subscribed to the ProQuest Regulatory Insight database. Current members of the Duke University community may access this new electronic resource via the online catalog, or through the Legal Databases & Links list.
Much like its sister site ProQuest Legislative Insight offers for federal legislative history materials, ProQuest Regulatory Insight includes compiled regulatory histories for administrative materials related to enacted federal laws. (For an example, see the compiled history for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.) The just-released first phase of this database includes regulatory histories from laws enacted during 2001-2015. As additional regulatory histories are added throughout the year 2016, the database will eventually cover the time period 1936-2016.
ProQuest Regulatory Insight also provides detailed indexing and full-text searching of the text of the Federal Register (back to 2000) and the Code of Federal Regulations (back to 1997); over the next year, ProQuest will expand coverage of these sources back to their inception in the 1930s.
The Law Library's Federal Administrative Law research guide provides additional resources for researching regulatory history materials in both print and online formats. For help with locating administrative law or regulatory history resources, be sure to Ask a Librarian.