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GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions 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 GAO Reports and Comptroller General Decisions are listed in the table below, along with examples for each metadata field. How to Use Field Operators

 

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:gaoreports

"gaoreports" is used for Congressional Documents

Government Author

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

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:"government accountability office"

 

Publication Date

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

publishdate:

publishdate:1995-07-01

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Language

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

language:

language:en

eng

SuDoc Class Number

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

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"GA 1.13:NSIAD-97-218"

The SuDoc Class stem is GA 1.13: and the report number (e.g., NSIAD-97-218) is added to complete the SuDoc Class Number.

Ingestion Date

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

ingestdate:

ingestdate:2009-08-15

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/GAOREPORTS-NSIAD-97-218/pdf/GAOREPORTS-NSIAD-97-218.pd"

 

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.

title:

title:"federal workforce"

 

Report Number

The "REPORTNUM" attribute found in the Indexing Terms section of the text file or the B-number found in the Comptroller General Reports.

reportnumber:

reportnumber:"GAO-06-1094T"

 

GAO Report Type

Type of GAO publication including briefing report, chapter report, decision, fact sheet, statement of record, letter report (blue book), correspondence, staff study, testimony, or other written product.

reporttype:

reporttype:"chapter report"

Possible Values:

Briefing Report

Chapter Report

Decision

Fact Sheet

Statement of Record

Letter Report (Blue Book)

Correspondence

Staff Study

Testimony

Oral Presentation

Other Written Product

Series

Prior to FY01, report series abbreviations included the GAO division or office that performed the analysis for the report. For example, in the report number "RCED-99-47," "RCED" is the report series abbreviation, and it stands for "Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division."

 

Beginning with FY01, all issuing division or office information was removed from the report number. Report numbers now begin with "GAO."

seriesabbrev:

seriesabbrev:RCED

Possible Values:

See table below

Subject

The "SUBJECT" attribute found in the Indexing Terms section of the text file. Includes references to countries, states, treaties, programs, and other named things that are relevant to the subject of the report.  

gaosubject:

gaosubject:"data collection"

 

Report Identifiers

The "IDENTIFIER" attribute found in the Indexing Terms section of the text file. Includes specific government programs and systems.

gaoidentifier:

gaoidentifier:"HHS Child Support Enforcement Program"

 

Account Number

The "ACCOUNTNO" attribute found in the Indexing Terms section of the text file. This is the GAO account number for this report.

accountnumber:

accountnumber:A00732

 

Citation

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

citation:

citation:GAO-06-359R

 

CFR Citation

Citation references to the Code of Federal Regulations. Examples include "40 CFR 32", "40 CFR 32.132" or "40 CFR Chapter II".

cfrcitation:

crfrcitation:"29 CFR  37"

 

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:"h.r. 1"

 

Public and Private Law References

Citation references to Public or Private Laws. For example, "Public Law 110-32" or "Private Law 110-3".

plawcitation:

plawcitation:"Public Law 107-314"

 

United States Code Citation

Citation references to the United States Code. For example, "42 U.S.C. 5841" or "42 U.S.C. App. 99"

uscodecitation:

uscodecitation:"47 U.S.C. 214"

 

Statutes at Large Citation

Citation references to Statutes at Large. For example, "88 Stat. 1242".

statutecitation:

statutecitation:"121 Stat. 266"

 

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"h.r. 1"

 

 

 

Series Metadata Values

 

The table below lists the metadata values which can be used when limiting your search using the Series advanced search field or the seriesabbrev: field operator.

 

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

AIMD

Accounting and Information Management Division

GGD

GGD - General Government Division

HEHS

HEHS - Health, Education, and Human Services Division

NRD

HRD - Human Resources Division

NSIAD

NSIAD - National Security and International Affairs Division

OCG

OCG - Office of the Comptroller General

OGC

OGC - Office of the General Counsel

OIMC

OIMC - Office of Information Management and Communications

OP

OP - Office of Policy

OPP

OPP - Office of Program Planning

OSI

OSI - Office of Special Investigations

PEMD

PEMD - Program Evaluation and Methodology Division

RCED

RCED - Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division

 

 

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