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United States Government Manual 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 Government Manual 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 Government Manual 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:govman

"govman" is used for the United States Government Manual

Government Author

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

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:"federal register 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

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":169338pr)

 

SuDoc Class Number

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

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"AE 2.108/2:"

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:2009-08-15

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/GOVMAN-1996-05-31/pdf/GOVMAN-1996-01-01-Pg49.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:executive

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:1995_government_manual

 

Record Origin

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

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Title

The title of the publication.

title:

title:"congressional budget office"

 

Section

These are the different sections and sub-sections contained within the Government Manual document.

sectionhier:

sectionhier:legislative

Possible Values:

See table below

Heading

Heading name of a Government Manual section.

heading:

heading:"appendix a"

 

Agency

Agency or sub-agency name. For example, "Defense Department" or "Department of Labor".

agency:

agency:defense

 

President

The name of the president, for example "George W. Bush," "Barack Obama," or simply "Clinton".

president:

president:bush

 

Citation

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

citation:

citation:"u.s. government manual, 2008-2009 edition"

 

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 95-507"

 

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. 3121"

 

Statutes at Large Citation

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

statutecitation:

statutecitation:"32 Stat. 51"

 

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"42 U.S.C. 3121"

 

 

 

Section Metadata Values

 

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

 

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

Description

FRONTMATTER

Front Matter

Includes Preface, Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Chart: The Government of the United States.

LEGISLATIVE

Legislative Branch

Various lists of congressional information along with descriptions of the role the legislative branch within U.S. Government.

JUDICIAL

Judicial Branch

Various lists offices and agencies in the judicial branch.

EXECUTIVE

Executive Branch

Various lists of offices, within the Executive branch. Contains all departments, presidential offices, and independent establishments and government corporations.

INDEXES

Indexes

Indexes for Names and Agency/Subject

CHANGES

Recent Changes

Changes in government brought to the attention of the Manual’s Editor

APPENDICES

Appendices

Appendices

OTHER

Other

Any granule that does not match a previous granule class.

 

 

 


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