Guides > Special Topics > Using the Texas Register Collection
All issues of the Texas Register are now available in digital format. New issues appear first at the Texas Secretary of State's Texas Register web site and then are incorporated into UNT’s Texas Register Collection. Here are some tips for working with the Texas Register in the Portal.
Finding a Specific Issue
Go to the full Texas Register Collection.
To make the collection appear in chronological order, you can use the drop-down list to sort the collection by date created (newest first) or date created (oldest first):
You can also use the faceted navigation on the left side of the screen to “drill down” to the issue you want. First click on the decade. When the list of years appears, click on the desired year. When the list of months appears, click on the desired month. And, finally, when the list of days appears, click on the desired day.
If you prefer searching to browsing, you can use the search box at the top of the collection to find the issue you want. Enter the date (example: “June 22, 2012”) or the volume and issue number (example: “Volume 37, Number 25”) in quotes, use the drop-down list to limit the search to title, and then click submit.
Searching the Collection with Words and Phrases
You can use the search feature to look for keywords anywhere in the text. Enter your keyword(s) or phrase, use the drop-down list to expand the search to fulltext, and then click submit. This should return a list of issues that contain your keyword(s) or phrase.
Click on the title of any of the issues in the search results list. The item record (description) will open. In the red navigation bar, click on “Page Hits.”
The page hits show you snippets of text surrounding your search word(s) or phrase. Click on the page number to go directly to the page containing the snippet of interest.
To get back to your original search results list, click on “Return to Search Results” in the menu on the right side of the page.
Finding a Texas Register Citation
Enter the citation (example: "37 TexReg 5053") in quotes, use the drop-down list to expand the search to fulltext, and then click submit. Please note: this search produces both the page indicated in the citation and any subsequent pages that contain the citation.
Finding a reference to the Texas Administrative Code
Enter the reference in quotes, omitting the section symbol (example "22 TAC 153.9"), use the drop-down list to expand the search to fulltext, and then click submit.
Reading the Texas Register online allows you to take full advantage of our integrated page-turning interface. The features are explained in our Viewing Books guide.
All issues of the Texas Register are available for download as PDF files. Many are also available as text or HTML files.
To download, first navigate to the issue, then choose "All Formats" from the menu on the right side of the screen.
When the download page opens, click the blue heading above the file type you wish to download.