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Congressional Reports Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for Congressional Reports 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 field operators available for the Congressional Reports 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:crpt

"crpt" is used for Congressional Reports

Government Author

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

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:senate

 

Publication Date

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

publishdate:

publishdate:2006-09-30

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Language

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

language:

language:en

 

Former Package ID

The document ID of the "package" as originally specified on www.gpoaccess.gov.

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":______)

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":"cr15ap08")

 

Former Identifier

The document ID of the article on the former www.gpoaccess.gov website.

formerid:

formerid:cr15ap08-31

 

SuDoc Class Number

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

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"Y 1.1/5:"

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:2008-12-29

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/CRPT-108srpt313/pdf/CRPT-108srpt313.pdf"

 

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

 

WAIS Database Name

The name of the WAIS database to which the document belonged in the former GPO Access system.

waisdbname:

waisdbname:108_cong_reports

 

Record Origin

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

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Title

The title of the publication.

title:

title:medicare

 

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.

congress:

congress:110

 

Congress Session

The session of congress which produced the report.

session:

session:2

Possible Values:

1

2

Chamber of Congress

The chamber of congress who produced the report.

chamber:

chamber:senate

Possible Values:

house

senate

Report Type

The type of Congressional report which includes House Reports, Senate Reports, and Senate Executive Reports.

doctype:

doctype:srpt

Possible Values:

hrpt

srpt

erpt

Conference Report

Search only over conference reports. Conference reports are written to work out differences in legislation between the House and Senate chambers.

confreport:

confreport:true

Possible Values:

true

false

Heading

Search for the report heading, for example "part 2", "volume I", or "errata".

heading:

heading:"part 2"

 

Action Text

Text of the legislative action taken on the report, for example, Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

legislativehistory:

legislativehistory:"ordered to be printed"

 

Submitted Statement

The statement on the header page identifying the congress member and committee who submitted the report. For example: "Mr. Rangel, from the Committee on Ways and Means, submitted the following"

submitted:

submitted:durbin

 

Committee

The name of the Congressional committee who submitted the report to Congress.

committee:

committee:financial

 

Submitting Congress Member

The name of the Congress member who submitted the report to Congress.

member:

member:mikulski

 

Citation

The GPO standard method for searching citation references from the selected publication.

citation:

citation:"s. rept. 107-20"

 

Bill Number

The citation of the bill about which the report was written. For example, "H.R. 1032"

associatedbills:

associatedbills:"s. 1"

 

Treaty Document Citation

The citation of the treaty document about which the report was written. For example, "Treaty Doc. 110-23".

associatedcdoc:

associatedcdoc:"treaty doc. 103-35"

 

Congressional Report Citation

Reference to a congressional report within the text of the document. For example, "H. Rept. 110-32".

crptcitation:

crptcitation:"h. rept. 108-32"

 

United States Code

Citation

Reference to a United States Code citation within the text of the document. This citation may only include the United States Code Title and Section, chapter, or appendix numbers. For example 43 U.S.C. 1337(g) or 50 U.S.C. App. 2078.

uscodecitation:

uscodecitation:"42 u.s.c. 408"

 

Statutes at Large Citation

Reference to a Statutes at Large citation within the text of the document. For example, "Stat. L. 153-12302"

statutecitation:

statutecitation:"30 stat. 1129"

 

Public and Private Law

References

A referenced public or private law.

plawcitation:

plawcitation:"public law 93-344"

 

Senate Hearing Citation

Reference to a Senate Hearing within the text of the document. For example, "S. Hrg. 110-32"

chrgcitation:

chrgcitation:"108-225"

 

CFR Citation

Referenced title and part number from the Code of Federal Regulations, in standard citation format, for example "14 CFR Part 802" or "14 CFR Chapter IV".

cfrcitation:

cfrcitation:"25 CFR  83"

 

Congressional Serial

Number Citation

References to congressional serial numbers in the text of the document. For example, "Serial No. 110-32"

serialnocitation:

serialnocitation:"Serial No. 84"

 

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"25 CFR 83"

 

 

 

 

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