Administrative Law primary materials consist of:
The Federal Register (FR or Fed. Reg.) is the official journal of the federal government of the United States that contains government agency rules, proposed rules, and public notices. It is published every weekday, except on federal holidays.
It contains the final rules promulgated by a federal agency which are published in the Federal Register are ultimately reorganized by topic or subject matter and codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), which is updated annually.
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government of the United States. The CFR is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to federal regulation.
The 50 subject matter titles contain one or more individual volumes, which are updated once each calendar year, on a staggered basis.
The President also engages in the administrative law process by promulgating executive orders and proclamations. Today, most of these documents are Executive Orders, while proclamations are primarily reserved for commemorative purpose like “National Girl Scout Week” & “Mother’s Day”. Until 2009, these materials appeared in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. Now, these documents first appear in the Federal Register and then, in Title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Public Papers of the Presidents. Executive orders and other Presidential actions also can now be found at WhiteHouse.gov. In addition, there are also several books and online resources which update Executive Orders and Proclamations, going back to the Lincoln Presidency.
1st - Cite to the agency's official reporter, if available