Research Tools: New eCFR (Code of Federal Reguations) Website Goes Live with Several New Features
The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) have formally launched a new eCFR website. Over the last few years, OFR and GPO developed significant improvements that are now available on the new eCFR website, including the ability to:
- Show which sections have been recently updated.
- Display and compare previous versions of text.
- Link references between content within the CFR and the Federal Register.
- Link references within the content to the United States Code.
- Jump directly to text by entering a citation in the “Go to CFR Reference” box.
- Provide expandable tables that are scrollable.
- View higher-quality images.
- Find documents with an improved search engine.
- Create a ‘My eCFR’account to receive notifications when selected areas of the eCFR are updated.
- Present text in a new, more readable format with the ability to create links to lower levels of the codification.
Read the “Getting Started” page for a comprehensive introduction to the main features of the new website.
Direct to New eCFR Website
About Gary Price
Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.