Do the rules of chess permit a player to refer to certain reference materials during a match?
For example, it is clear that materials which would assist a player with strategy are not permitted. A player cannot use another chess board to analyze the game or make notes about the game other than recording his or her moves.
However, is a player permitted to refer to a copy of the rules of chess while playing a game? What other reference materials are allowed? Is there a standard or a test for determining whether a reference material is permitted or prohibited? Can a player refer to permitted materials in electronic form or must they be printed out?
If reference materials are not permitted, must all rule inquiries then be addressed to a tournament director?
I am interested in FIDE rules and/or United States Chess Federation rules.