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The Federal Register:  What It Is and How to Use It

About Our Public Workshops

We invite anyone interested in Federal regulations to attend these workshops, and to refer to our online tutorial.

Our workshops:

  • are free and open to the public
  • last about three hours
  • are presented by staff members of the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration

Online Federal Register Workshop Training Videos

The Office of the Federal Register filmed a recent Workshop and made it available for free on Udemy.com, a repository of online courses. You'll need to login to view the videos.


The Federal Register:  What It Is and How to Use It

Both the workshop and the tutorial include:

  1. A discussion of the regulatory process, focusing on public participation.
  2. An explanation of the relationship between the FR and CFR.
  3. A "Guided Tour" of an issue of the FR and a volume of the CFR.
  4. An introduction to FR / CFR finding aids.
  5. An introduction to using the FR and CFR online.
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