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Federal Administrative Law Research Guide: Federal Administrative Agencies

Resources for researching federal Administrative Law.


There are hundreds of federal agencies and commissions charged with handling such responsibilities as managing America's space program, protecting its forests, and gathering intelligence. For a full listing of Federal Agencies, Departments, and Commissions, visit


Administrative Agencies

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies (

Federal Regulatory Agency List: This list, on the Federal Register website, includes agency information and links to agency websites. 

United States Government Manual: "As the official handbook of the Federal Government, the United States Government Manual provides comprehensive information on the agencies of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches. It also includes information on quasi-official agencies; international organizations in which the United States participates; and boards, commissions, and committees."


Secondary Sources

Federal Administrative Agencies Guide  (Pace Law Library)

Sourcebook of United States Executive Agencies (Vanderbilt University)
Describes the agencies of the federal executive establishment, their diverse characteristics, their place in the executive, and how their features influence political control and performance. It describes the evolution of the federal executive and notes emerging trends.