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Federal Register Library

The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States. The database is updated daily and its coverage is comprehensive, beginning from inception in 1936.

Additional Resources

A Research Guide to the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations

Adapted from an article by retired federal law librarian Richard J. McKinney, this research guide provides an overview of the Federal Register and CFR, with in-text hyperlinking to mentioned resources.

Current Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions

This page from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is continuously updated to reflect current reports of the federal government's ongoing efforts related to regulatory reform.

Government in Ignorance of the Law--A Plea for Better Publication of Executive Legislation

This seminal article by Erwin N. Griswold, published in Harvard Law Review in 1934, was the driving force behind the establishment of the Federal Register.

List of CFR Sections Affected (GPO)

Access the current List of CFR Sections Affected from its official govinfo site.

Most Current Federal Register Day on the GPO Website

Access the current Federal Register day from its official federal website.

Most Current Content in the List of Sections Affected on the GPO Website

Access the most current List of Sections Affected from its official govinfo website.

Most Current Publication in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents on the GPO Website

Access the most current Compilation of Presidential Documents from its official govinfo website.

Office of the Federal Register Blog

The official blog of the Federal Register, providing information on the Office's work.