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LAW 4023: Legal Issues in Human Resources: Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

LAW 4023

Federal Register & Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Federal Register

The Federal Register (the daily journal of the Federal government) is published every business day by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)'s Office of the Federal Register (OFR).

The Federal Register contains:

  • Federal agency regulations
  • Proposed Rules and Notices of interest to the public
  • Executive orders
  • Proclamations
  • Other Presidential documents

Federal Register -- What It Is and How to Use It? -- Available from the National Archives -- this tutorial will guide you through the process of federal regulations.

Another good resource on the Federal Register is A Research Guide to the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)


The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) annual edition is the codification of the general and permanent rules created by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation.

e-CFR

HeinOnline - 1938 - present

GovInfo - 1996 - present

  • Title 1 - General Provisions
  • Title 2 - Grants and Agreements
  • Title 3 - The President
  • Title 4 - Accounts
  • Title 5 - Administrative Personnel
  • Title 6 - Domestic Security
  • Title 7 - Agriculture
  • Title 8 - Aliens and Nationality
  • Title 9 - Animals and Animal Products
  • Title 10 - Energy
  • Title 11 - Federal Elections
  • Title 12 - Banks and Banking
  • Title 13 - Business Credit and Assistance
  • Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
  • Title 15 - Commerce and Foreign Trade
  • Title 16 - Commercial Practices
  • Title 17 - Commodity and Securities Exchanges
  • Title 18 - Conservation of Power and Water Resources
  • Title 19 - Customs Duties
  • Title 20 - Employees' Benefits
  • Title 21 - Food and Drugs
  • Title 22 - Foreign Relations
  • Title 23 - Highways
  • Title 24 - Housing and Urban Development
  • Title 25 - Indians
  • Title 26 - Internal Revenue
  • Title 27 - Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms
  • Title 28 - Judicial Administration
  • Title 29 - Labor
  • Title 30 - Mineral Resources
  • Title 31 - Money and Finance: Treasury
  • Title 32 - National Defense
  • Title 33 - Navigation and Navigable Waters
  • Title 34 - Education
  • Title 35 - Panama Canal [Reserved]
  • Title 36 - Parks, Forests, and Public Property
  • Title 37 - Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights
  • Title 38 - Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief
  • Title 39 - Postal Service
  • Title 40 - Protection of Environment
  • Title 41 - Public Contracts and Property Management
  • Title 42 - Public Health
  • Title 43 - Public Lands: Interior
  • Title 44 - Emergency Management and Assistance
  • Title 45 - Public Welfare
  • Title 46 - Shipping
  • Title 47 - Telecommunication
  • Title 48 - Federal Acquisition Regulations System
  • Title 49 - Transportation
  • Title 50 - Wildlife and Fisheries

LexisNexis Academic - provides access to full text of federal and state cases statutes, codes, and regulations.