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U.S. Government Documents Guide

Statutes At Large

Statutes at Large

The Statutes at Large is the permanent collection of all laws and resolutions enacted during each session of Congress. Also included are concurrent resolutions, proclamations by the President, proposed and ratified amendments to the Constitution, and reorganization plans. Learn more about the Statutes at Large.

Hein Online, 1789-2011 (*Requires Emory log in), 1951-2011

Law Library also has print volumes.

United States Code

United States Code

The United States Code is the codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States. It is divided by broad subjects into 53 titles and was first published in 1926. The next main edition was published in 1934, and subsequent main editions have been published every six years since 1934. In between editions, annual cumulative supplements are published in order to present the most current information.

U.S. Code 1994-present GOVINFO.GOV

U.S. Code 1926-2012 Hein Online (*Requires Emory log in)

In print, we have from 1934 to the present at the Library Service Center. The Law Library also has some print volumes.

Federal Register

Federal Register

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. Learn more about the Federal Register.

Federal Register 1970 to present GOVINFO.GOV

Federal Register 2.0 1994 to present

Federal Register 1936 to present Hein Online (*Requires an Emory log in)

The Law Library also has some print volumes.

Code of Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations

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.
  • Each title is divided into chapters, which usually bear the name of the issuing agency.
  • Each chapter is further subdivided into parts that cover specific regulatory areas.
  • Large parts may be subdivided into subparts.
  • All parts are organized in sections, and most citations to the CFR refer to material at the section level.

Code of Federal Regulations 1996 to present GOVINFO.GOV

Code of Federal Regulations 1938 to present Hein Online (*Requires an Emory log in)