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Federal Government Information: Regulations and Executive Branch

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Regulations and Executive Branch

Federal Register
The official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential documents. Twice a year, in April and again in October, the Federal Register includes the Unified Agenda, a comprehensive report on regulations under development or review.
Internet 1994-present FDsys
Internet 1980-present Proquest Congressional
Internet 1936-present Hein Online
Print 1936-present MU LAW DOC FED AE 2.106:
 
Code of Federal Regulations
A codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Internet 1996-present FDsys
Internet 1981-present Proquest Congressional
Internet Title 3: 1936-present Hein Online
Print Current edition MU ELLIS DOCS REF AE 2.106/3:
Print 1938-present MU LAW FEDERAL AE 2.106/3:
 
Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents
Published every Monday. Contains statements, messages, and other Presidential materials released by the White House during the preceding week.
Internet 1993-present FDsys
Internet 1965-present Hein Online
Print Unbound issues MU ELLIS CPRR
Print 1965-present MU ELLIS J80 .A284
 
Public Papers of the Presidents
Each Public Papers volume contains the papers and speeches of the President of the United States that were issued by the Office of the Press Secretary during the specified time period. The material is presented in chronological order, and the dates shown in the headings are the dates of the documents or events. Technically, this series only goes back to the Hoover Administration, but I've included information on earlier sets that also cover presidential papers -- though these are not as complete.
Internet 1991-2005 and 2009 FDsys
Internet 1789-present Hein Online
Print 1929-33;1945-present MU ELLIS J80 .A283
Print 1928-1945 FDR
Print 1789-1897 Bureau of National Literature compilation
Print 1789-1897 Richardson's compilations
 
Foreign Relations of the United States
The official documentary record of U.S. foreign policy. Includes a wide variety of primary source material, including declassified documents. Published approximately thirty years after the period covered.
Internet 1945-1976 Department of State
Internet 1860-1960 (incomplete) University of Wisconsin Digital Collections
Print 1861-present MU ELLIS JX233 .A3
 
CIS Index to U.S. Executive Branch Documents
Guides to executive branch documents not published in the Serial Set.
Print 1789-1909 MU ELLIS DOCS REF Z1223 .Z7 C57
Print 1910-1932 MU ELLIS DOCS REF Z1223.Z7 C59 1996

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