Government Agencies

The following government agencies have responsibilities for implementing Dodd-Frank.  Material found on these sites will be relevant and credible, but also may be controversial.  This list is not comprehensive as additional (such as HUD and Labor)  government offices have rule making responsibilities for the many many sections of the Act.

Department of Treasury

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Securities & Exchange Commission

Federal Trade Commission

Federal Deposit Insurance Commission

Commodities Futures Trading Commission

Office of the Controller of the Currency

Federal Reserve


Our "books and more" search provides links to many print and online books an reports on Dodd-Frank.


Use our two best business databases (Business Source Premier and ABI Inform) that provide access to general business news, specialized trade publications and academic studies.  Give them a try!

Search for a narrow aspect of the legislation alone  with phrases in quotes.

Search by the law's name with a broad area of authority.  Combine terms with AND

Take advantage of the APA citation utility.

  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
Provides access to scholarly journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, and country- and industry-focused reports.

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Provides access to a wide range of academic business journals and trade magazines. Topics include management, marketing, finance, economics, and management information systems. Full text access may be embargoed for up to three years. Coverage goes back to 1965.

  Lexis Nexis Academic
Great for legal and regulatory analysis, but challenging to search.  Search by Content Type, Law Reviews.

Format & Citation Style:  APA

The APA (American Psychological Association) style is used for business disciplines.  It is different from the MLA style taught in most high schools and humanities classes.  The authoritative Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is not available online, but the tools listed below are reliable guides to the style.

Purdue Owl

APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources

Steps to creating an APA Reference from scratch:

1.  Identify the type of resource you need to cite.  Is it a report, article in a newspaper or journal, presentation slides or lecture?

2.  Match the resource type as close as possible to examples given.

3.  Find the necessary elements of the resource such as author, publication date, title, place of publication or journal name, issue, volume, retrieved from URL.

4.  Apply the examples to the resource elements to build a citation.

Creating APA Citations in MS Word

1. Identify the type of resource you need to cite.

2.  Find the necessary elements of the resource (refer to models provided by Research and Documentation Online).

3. On the References Tab in MS Word, choose Style APA 6th

4. Open Manage Resources and open New

5. Use the drop down Source Type to get started making a Works Cited list.

6. As you are writing use Insert Citation to create in-text citations.