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Sample Searches and URLs for Federal Register

The Federal Register can be searched using the Simple Search Box and the Advanced Search page. Once results are displayed, you can narrow your search results by clicking on links in the Narrow Your Search panel on the left hand side of the page. The sections under Narrow Your Search correspond to the metadata available for the documents. Federal Register specific links to narrow your search results will be displayed after you click on Federal Register under the Collection category.

 

Retrieve by Citation search can be used to retrieve a single Federal Register document in PDF format if you know the Volume and Page of the document. The Federal Register can also be browsed in the Browse Government Publications area.

 

The following sections give examples of searches and URLs that you may want to use for the Federal Register collection in FDsys.

 

Searching Federal Register by Agency

These examples will search for Federal Register documents issued by the Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter one of the following

  • collection:fr agency:"health and human services"

  • collection:fr and agency:"health and human services

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select Agency under Search in

  • Enter health and human services in the textbox marked for

 

Searching Federal Register by Citation (Volume and Page Number)

These examples will search for Federal Register documents from Volume 71 on Page 43345.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter one of the following

  • collection:fr citation:"71 fr 43345"

  • collection:fr and citation:"71 fr 43345"

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select Citation from Search in

  • Enter “71 fr 43345" in the textbox marked for

 

Using the Retrieve by Citation page,

  • Select Federal Register from Collections pull down menu

  • Select 71 (2006) from Volume pull down menu

  • Enter 43345 in the Page box

 

Accessing the Federal Register Table of Contents by Issue Date

These examples will help you find the Federal Register Table of Contents for August 1, 2008.

 

Using the Browse Government Publications page,

  • Select Federal Register from the Collections tab

  • Select 2008

  • Select August

  • Select August 1, Friday

  • Select View Entire Issue for an HTML formatted Table of Contents or select an agency to view the documents for that agency

 

After finding a document using simple or advanced search, you can see what else has been published in the same issue using the More Information page.  

  • Select More Information for the document

  • Scroll down to the Document in Context or Table of Contents section of the page

  • Click on the + sign or agency name to view the Table of Contents section for that agency for that issue

 

Searching Federal Register by Code of Federal Regulations Citation

These examples will search for Federal Register documents that cite Part 1001 of Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • collection:fr cfrcitation:"5 CFR 1001"

  • collection:fr cfrtitle:5 cfrpart:1001

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select CFR Citation from Search in: pull down menu

  • Enter 5 CFR 1001 in the textbox marked for

 

Searching Federal Register for the List of CFR Parts Affected

This example will help you find the List of CFR Part Affected in the Reader Aids section of the Federal Register Table of Contents for August 1, 2008.

 

Using the Browse Government Publications page,

  • Select Federal Register from the Collections tab

  • Select 2008

  • Select August

  • Select August 1, Friday

  • Select View Entire Issue for an HTML formatted Table of Contents or select an agency to view the documents for that agency

  • Scroll to the bottom and click on the link next to Reader Aids

 

Searching Federal Register by Page Number

These examples will search for Federal Register documents that begin on page 43345.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • collection:fr firstpage:43345

  • collection:fr and firstpage:43345

 

Searching Federal Register by Code of Federal Regulations Part Number

These examples will search for Federal Register documents that cite Part 1001 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • collection:fr cfrpart:1001

  • collection:fr and cfrpart:1001

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select CFR Part from Search in

  • Enter 1001 in the textbox marked for

 

Searching Federal Register for Environmental Impact Statements

These examples will search for Federal Register documents with “environmental impact statement" in the title.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • title:"environmental impact statement" collection:fr

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select title from Search in: pull down menu

  • Enter environmental impact statement in the textbox marked for

 

Searching Federal Register for Disaster Declarations

These examples will search for Federal Register documents that are disaster declarations.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • "disaster declaration" collection:fr

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select Full Text of Publications and Metadata from Search in: pull down menu

  • Enter disaster declaration in the textbox marked for

 

Search Federal Register for Notices, Rules or Proposed Rules

These examples will search for Federal Register documents that are notices.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • collection:fr section:notice

  • collection:fr and section:notice

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select Section from Search in: pull down menu

  • Select Notices in the pulldown menu marked for

 

Search Federal Register for Meetings

These examples will search for Federal Register documents for meetings.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • meeting collection:fr

  • meeting and collection:fr

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select Full Text of Publications and Metadata from Search in: pull down menu

  • Enter meeting in the textbox marked for

 

Search Federal Register for Effective Dates of Rules

These examples will search for Federal Register documents that are effective on August 8, 2006.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • effectivedate:2006-08-31 collection:fr

  • effectivedate:2006-08-31 and collection:fr

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select date from Search in

  • Enter 2006-08-31 in the textbox marked for

 

Search Federal Register by FR Doc Number

These examples will search for Federal Register documents with E8-2116 as the FR Doc Number.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • frdocno:E8-2116 AND collection:fr

  • frdocno:E8-2116 collection:fr

 

Search Federal Register by Keyword

These examples will search for Federal Register documents with grant information in the full text of the publication.

 

Using the Simple Search Box, enter the following:

  • grant information collection:fr

  • grant information and collection:fr

 

Using the Advanced Search page,

  • Select Federal Register from Available Collections

  • Click Add to add Federal Register to the Selected Collections box

  • Select Full Text of Publications and Metadata from Search in: pull down menu

  • Enter grant information in the textbox marked for

 

Sample Federal Register URLs

FDsys uses three key pieces of information to construct predictable URLs to documents and the More Information pages. The Granule ID for the Federal Register is used to identify the specific document within an issue of the publication and the Package ID is used to identify an individual issue of the publication. The Publication Date is used to identify the date an issue of the Federal Register.

 

Identifier

Structure/Metadata Field

Example

Package ID

FR-{Publication Date} (in YYYY-MM-DD format)

FR-2009-09-09

Granule ID

Individual Documents

{FR Doc Number}

 

Title Page and Contents

{Package ID}-FrontMatter

 

Reader Aids

{Package ID}-ReaderAids

Individual Documents

E9-20836

 

Title Page and Contents

{FR-2009-09-09-FrontMatter

 

Reader Aids

FR-2009-09-09-ReaderAids

Publication Date

{Publication Date} (in YYYY-MM-DD format)

2009-09-09

 

More Information Page for a Specific Document

Structure: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/{Package ID}/{Granule ID}/content-detail.html

Example: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/FR-2009-09-09/E9-20836/content-detail.html

 

PDF File for a Specific Document

Structure: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/{Package ID}/pdf/{Granule ID}.pdf

Example: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-09-09/pdf/E9-20836.pdf

 

HTML File for a Specific Document

Structure: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/{Package ID}/html/{Granule ID}.htm

Example: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-09-09/html/E9-20836.htm

 

More Information Page for an Entire Issue

Structure: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/{Package ID}/content-detail.html

Example: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-09-09/content-detail.html

 

PDF File for an Entire Issue

Structure: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/{Package ID}/pdf/{Package ID}.pdf

Example: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-09-09/pdf/FR-2009-09-09.pdf

 

XML File for an Entire Issue

Structure: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/{Package ID}/xml/{Package ID}.xml

Example: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2009-09-09/xml/FR-2009-09-09.xml

 

 

Sample Federal Register Citation URLs

Additionally, the Year and Page Number can be used to construct URLs using the citation of the document.

 

Structure:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/citation.result.FR.action?federalRegister.volume={Year}&federalRegister.page={Page Number}&publication=FR

Example:

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/citation.result.FR.action?federalRegister.volume=2010&federalRegister.page=156&publication=FR

 

Additional Federal Register URLs

Today's Federal Register Table of Contents

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/getfrtoc.action

 

Federal Register Table of Contents for a Specific Date

Structure: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/getfrtoc.action?selectedDate={Publication Date}

Example: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/getfrtoc.action?selectedDate=2009-09-09

 


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