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How to Research Federal Regulatory Materials

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"The Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents."

"The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis."

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Search Terms

Useful search terms when searching within research databases and library catalogs for information concerning federal regulatory resources include:

  • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Federal Register
  • Regulations
  • Rules
  • Notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM)
  • Proposed rule
  • Final rule
  • Administrative law
  • Administrative regulations
  • Regulatory

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