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Reader Aids

Reader Aids help people use FederalRegister.gov and understand the federal rulemaking process. Reader Aids information is not published in the Federal Register.

This section of our Reader Aids is designed to help you accomplish specific tasks on FederalRegister.gov and to gain a deeper understanding of all the tools available.

Reader aid items in this section

  • Federal Register Workshop

    The Federal Register Workshop describes the Federal Register system and how to use it. The workshop lasts about three hours and is presented by a member of the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration. The workshop explains the relationship between the Federal Register and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), provides … Continue reading “Federal Register Workshop”

  • Using Complex Search Terms

    We support numerous ways for you to customize your search. Some search options are available in the advanced search tool, and others are inherently available in the basic search entry box. The examples and search strategies in this help document describe search options you can use in the basic search entry box.

  • Linking to FederalRegister.gov

    If you are referencing documents on FederalRegister.gov you can link to them in a number of different ways depending on the document and your preferred pattern. These various patterns are explained below with examples. Linking to FederalRegister.gov Federal Register documents can be cited in a variety of ways; it may be convenient to link to FR … Continue reading “Linking to FederalRegister.gov”

  • Saving Documents for Later

    FederalRegister.gov allows users to save documents for later use via a MyFR feature named ‘clippings’. Documents can be clipped from either the document’s page or from search results. To clip an item look for the flag icon. A simple click on the flag icon with add the document to your clipboard. A MyFR account is … Continue reading “Saving Documents for Later”