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This guide will help you find Federal Regulations in the University of Michigan Law Library and online.

Guide Outline

Home

  • What are Regulations?
  • Relationship between Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Register  vs. CFR

  • Federal Register
  • Code of Federal Regulations

Finding & Updating Regulations

  • How to find regulations
  • How to update regulations in paper
  • How to find cases and/or agency decisions citing regulations

Online Sources

  • Internet
  • LEXIS
  • WESTLAW

What Are Regulations?

Administrative regulations are promulgated by government agencies under the authority delegated by Congress. For more information about federal regulations and agency's rulemaking power, see Booklist on Administrative Law.

Relationship between Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations

The Federal Register is the chronological publication of proposed regulations, final regulations, and related materials. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is a subject arrangement of regulations. A regulation will be published first in the Federal Register and will later be included in the appropriate volume of the CFR.

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Guide Created by

Alex Zhang
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