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United States Code Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for the United States Code 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 United States Code 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:uscode

"uscode" is used for the United States Code

Government Author

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

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:"Office of the Law Revision Counsel"

 

Publication Date

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

publishdate:

publishdate:2008-01-01

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Language

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

language:

language:en

eng

Former Package ID

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

formerpkgid:

formerpkgid:10USC

 

SuDoc Class Number

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

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"Y 1.2/5:"

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:2010-04-12

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/USCODE-2006-title1/pdf/USCODE-2006-title1-chap1-sec4.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:2006_uscode

 

Record Origin

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

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Title

The title of the publication.

title:

title:maritime

 

U.S. Code Title Number

U.S. Code Title Number, an integer number from 1 to 51.

usctitlenum:

usctitlenum:2

 

U.S. Code Chapter Number

U.S. Code Chapter number, which could be either a roman numeral (such as IV) or an Arabic number as specified by the chapter within the title.

uscchnum:

uscchnum:55A

 

U.S. Code Section Number

The U.S. Code section number, a number like "132.3".

uscsectionnum:

uscsectionnum:8906

 

U.S. Code Appendix Section Number

The U.S. Code section number, for appendix sections. A number like "132.3".

uscappendixsectionnum:

uscappendixsectionnum:7

 

U.S. Code Heading

Search for the heading, for example "part 2", "subpart I", “chapter 9”, or "Division A".

heading:

heading:"chapter 9"

 

U.S. Code Chapter Heading

The heading for the U.S. Code chapter that contains the section. For example, "Chapter 38A".

uscchheading:

uscchheading:"chapter 9"

 

U.S. Code Chapter Title

The subject title text for the U.S. Code chapter that contains the section. For example, "NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU."

uscchtitle:

uscchtitle:(Election of Senators)

 

U.S. Code Part Heading

The heading for the U.S. Code part that contains the section. For example, "Part IV".

uscpartheading:

 

uscpartheading:(Part I)

 

U.S. Code Part Title

The subject title text for the U.S. Code part that contains the section. For example, "Consolidation of grants to insular areas."

uscparttitle:

uscparttitle:Agencies

 

U.S. Code Appendix Title

The subject title text for the U.S. Code Title Appendix that contains the leaf node. For example, "Title 26--Appendix"

uscapptitle:

uscapptitle:appendix

 

Disposition

The disposition of the USC section. Any granule whose diposition is not otherwise specified is set to "standard".

uscdisposition:

uscdisposition:repealed

Possible Values:

repealed

omitted

transferred

abrogated

eliminated

not used

reserved

standard

Short Title

The short title of the bill, for example "Head Start" or "The Patriot Act" which is usually more commonly known than the official long title.

shorttitle:

shorttitle:"head start act"

 

U.S. Code Source Credit

The source credit, which is given parentheses in U.S. Code elements. For example, “(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 286; Pub. L. 87-649, Sec. 14c(17), Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 501; Pub. L. 96-513, title III, Sec. 342, Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2901; Pub. L. 97-86, title IV, Sec. 405(b)(1), Dec. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 1105; Pub. L. 99-145, title V, Sec. 514(b)(1), Nov. 8, 1985, 99 Stat. 628; Pub. L. 109-364, div. A, title V, Sec. 593(a)-(d)(1), Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2234.)".

uscsourcecredit:

uscsourcecredit:"Dec. 1, 1981"

 

U.S. Code Change of Name

Editorial note indicating a change of name for an agency, position, committee, or other entity. For example, “’Porto Rico’ changed to ‘Puerto Rico’ by act May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158.” “Section 924(b)(1) of Pub. L. 103-337 provided that ‘Each Court of Military Review shall hereafter be known and designated as a Court of Criminal Appeals’.”

uscchangeofname:

uscchangeofname:"porto rico"

 

U.S. Code Amendments

Editorial note identifying modifications to the original text. For example, “1954--Act Aug. 30, 1954, repealed proviso requiring that an itemized statement of expenses incurred in gauging waters of the Mississippi River and its tributaries, as provided in this section, should accompany the annual report of the Chief of Engineers.”

uscamendments:

uscamendments:act

 

U.S. Code Effective Date

Editorial note containing a statement regarding the effective date of an act, section, etc. For example, “Section 19 of act Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 561, provided that ‘This Act shall take effect on the first day of the third month after approval by the President but shall not affect any proceedings commenced by or against any person prior to the effective date of this Act’.”

usceffectivedate:

usceffectivedate:1977

 

U.S. Code Codification Text

Editorial note containing the codification text for an element in the U.S. Code. For example, “Section was enacted as part of the Railroad Retirement Solvency Act of 1983, and not as part of the Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 which comprises this subchapter.”

usccodification:

usccodification:"railroad retirement"

 

U.S. Code References in Text

Editorial note providing clarification regarding an entity in the text. For example, “The bureau, referred to in text, is known as the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.” “Subchapter XV [Section 481 et seq.] of chapter 3 of this title, referred to in text, was in the original a reference to section 5240 of the Revised Statutes.”

uscreferencesintext:

uscreferencesintext:"was in the"

 

U.S. Code Transfer of Functions

Editorial note containing information about responsibilities or activities transferred from one entity and given to another. For example, “Federal Home Loan Bank Board abolished and functions transferred, see sections 401 to 406 of Pub. L. 101-73, set out as a note under section 1437 of this title.”

usctransferoffunctions:

usctransferoffunctions:functions

 

Citation

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

citation:

citation:"5 U.S.C. 8906"

 

Congressional Report Citation

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

crptcitation:

crptcitation:"H. Rept. 95-595"

 

Public and Private Law Citation

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

plawcitation:

plawcitation:"public law 110-2"

 

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:"42 U.S.C. 5841"

 

Statutes at Large Citation

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

statutecitation:

statutecitation:"88 Stat. 1242"

 

 

Federal Register Citation

Reference to the Federal Register, in standard citation format. For example, "13 FR 17661".

frcitation:

frcitation:"63 FR 42926"

 

 

CFR Citation

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

cfrcitation:

cfrcitation:"40 CFR 133.102"

 

 

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"40 CFR 133.102"

 

 


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