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Congressional Record Index Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for the Congressional Record Index are listed in the table below. Metadata fields and values are used throughout FDsys for

  • Narrowing Your Search,

  • Browsing Government Publications,

  • Field Operators,

  • Advanced Search, and

  • Display on More Information Pages.

 

Metadata fields and values can be entered into the Search Box using field operators. The list of field operators available for the Congressional Record Index are listed in the table below, along with examples for each metadata field. How to Use Field Operators

 

A quick reference guide of metadata fields and values is available in PDF format here.

 

Additionally, some of these metadata fields are made available for use on the Advanced Search page. The metadata values can be entered in the same format for the fields available on the Advanced Search Page. How to Use Advanced Search

 

Metadata Field Display Name

Metadata Field Definition

Field Operator

Field Operator Example

Notes

Collection

The collection to which the document belongs. Typically the same as the publication or series.

collection:

collection:cri

"cri” is used for Congressional Record Index

Government Author

The names of the Government organizations responsible for authoring or assembling the document.

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:congress

 

Publication Date

The date the document was first made available to the public.

publishdate:

publishdate:2005-05-07

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Language

The language code of the original document, from the ISO639-2b standard.

language:

language:en

 

SuDoc Class Number

The SuDoc class number from the U.S. Superintendent of Documents which classifies Government publications by publishing agency.

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"X 1.1/A:"

The SuDoc Class Numbers in FDsys are  at the class stem level, not the book number level.

Ingestion Date

The date the document was ingested into the FDsys preservation repository.

ingestdate:

 ingestdate:2009-04-21

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Electronic Location (URL)

The URL where the document or the document in context (the content detail page) is located.

url:

url:"http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/

pkg/CRI-1989/html/CRI-1989-ADAMS-PAUL-A.htm"

 

Publisher

The government organization who publishes the document or publication. Not typically the Government Printing Office (who serves as the printer and distributor), except in the case of Congressional publications.

publisher:

publisher:"u.s. government printing office"

 

Branch

The branch of Government responsible for the document's contents.

branch:

branch:legislative

Possible Values:

executive

legislative
judicial

Type of Resource

The media type for the document, typically "text". Defined as part of the Library of Congress MODS standard.

typeofresource:

typeofresource:text

 

Record Origin

How the record was originally generated. Typically "machine generated."

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Title

The title of the publication or document.

title:

title:health

 

Congress Number

The number of the Congress responsible for the document. Congresses last for two years, so for example, the 110th Congress was in session from 2007 through 2008. Currently, GPO has data starting with the 101st congress for some collections. Check the collection browse page for more details on how much data is available for each individual collection.

congress:

congress:110

 

Session Number

Session of Congress. Each Congress is divided into two yearly sessions. So, the "1st session" will be the first year that a particular congress (for example, the 110th congress) is in session.

session:

session:2

Possible Values:

1

2

Volume

The volume number of the publication to which the document belongs.

volume:

volume:155

 

Congressional Bills Citation

Citation references to Congressional Bills. Examples include, "H.R. 99", "S. 99" "H.J. Res. 99", "S.J. Res. 99", "H. Con. Res. 99", "S. Con. Res. 99", "H. Res. 99" or "S. Res. 99".

billscitation:

billscitation:"S. Res. 99"

 

Congressional Report Citation

Citation references to Congressional Reports. For example, "H. Rept. 110-32".

crptcitation:

cprtcitation:"H. Rept. 110-32"

 

Congress Member

Congress member name. For example, "Barbara A. Mikulski" or simply "Mikulski".

member:

member:mikulski

 

Congressional Committee

Congressional committee name. For example, "Committee on Foreign Relations".

committee:

committee:"foreign relations"

 

 


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