Research guides

Federal Register

Onsite Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law

Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law, available in the library, include access to the Federal Register. See below for more details.

Lexis

Federal Register
Available on the library's Lexis computers.
Vol. 1 (1936) - present. Updated within 1 day of publication.
Vol. 1 (1936) - vol. 45 (1980) may be available as PDF only. If the document only includes a summary, click on “Federal Register Print Version” in the right-hand sidebar to open the corresponding PDF.

Westlaw

Federal Proposed & Adopted Regulations - Current
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Prior 2 years only.

Federal Register
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Full text vol. 46 (1981) - present. Index and summaries only vol. 1 (1936) - vol. 45 (1980).
From the All Content tab, select Proposed & Adopted Regulations > Federal Proposed & Adopted Regulations > Federal Register - All (located in the Tools & Resources box on the right)

Federal Register Table of Contents
Available on the library's Westlaw computers.
Vol. 58 (1993) - present. Contains the full text of each day's Federal Register Table of Contents. Database defaults to results list for the previous ten days. Use the "Advanced Search" function to find the table of contents for a specific day.
From the All Content tab, select Proposed & Adopted Regulations > Federal Register Contents (located in the Tools & Resources box on the right)

Bloomberg Law

Federal Register (FR)
Available on the library's Bloomberg Law computers. Coverage begins 3/1936.
From All Legal Content, select U.S. Regulatory & Administrative > Federal Register. Can also search the Lists of CFR Sections/Parts Affected (coverage begins 1986).