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Administrative Law

This guide addresses federal administrative law research in general. Please consult topical research guides for information related to specific subject matter and agency procedures.

Executive Orders & Other Presidential Documents

Presidential documents include executive orders and proclamations. These may be found in the Federal Register and in Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations. The most comprehensive source for presidential documents is the Compilation of Presidential Documents (formerly the “Weekly” Compilation and since 2009 the “Daily” Compilations).  This contains executive orders and proclamations as well as nominations, announcements, transcripts of speeches, and press conferences.  Another useful resource containing a variety of presidential documents is the Public Papers of the Presidents.

Compilation of Presidential Documents

Public Papers of the Presidents