In its RegulationPlus initiative Westlaw has not only annotated the Code of Federal Regulations and create a CFR index from scratch, it also now offers the entire Federal Register, from 1936 to the present.
The Federal Register is "the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents." (GPO Access Federal Register site.)
For some time, the Federal Register from 1980⁄81 has been available on Westlaw in the FR ("Federal Register") database — and on Lexis, too, in the "FR - Federal Register" source. Westlaw's RegulationsPlus project extended coverage back to the inception of the Federal Register.
The pre-1981 Federal Register appears in the Westlaw database FR-OLD ("Archival Federal Register 1936-1980") database. As Westlaw's Scope screen notes, users' queries search "the citation, date, and summary information of the content, in addition to the Adobe text in the attached PDF file." Search results show document summaries, and each summary links to a downloadable PDF file of the full Federal Register document.
Members of the University of San Francisco community can also find the Federal Register via HeinOnline. HeinOnline's Federal Register covers 1936 to the present, in exact page images.
All researchers may use the Government Printing Office's Federal Register site, which covers 1994 (volume 59) to the present.
[This is ZiefBrief’s third post on RegulationsPlus. The first was An Annotated CFR At Last! New From Westlaw . The second was More Ways to Find Federal Regulations - RegulationsPlus Index on Westlaw.]