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United States Statutes at Large Metadata Fields and Values

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for United States Statutes at Large 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 United States Statutes at Large 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:statute

"statute" is used for United States Statutes at Large

Government Author

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

governmentauthor:

governmentauthor:"national archives and records administration"

 

Publication Date

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

publishdate:

publishdate:1999-09-30

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":"f:1f119stats.wais")

 

Former Identifier

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

formerid:

formerid:"f:1f119stats.wais"

 

SuDoc Class Number

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

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"AE 2.111:"

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:2009-08-01

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/STATUTE-120/pdf/STATUTE-120-Pg3625-2.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:109_statutes2_at_large

 

Record Origin

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

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

 

Publication Title

The title of the publication. Individual Statues at Large documents can be searched using the title field operator.

title:

title:"An act for the relief of Lindita Idrizi Heath"

 

Popular Name

Popular names for laws or other legislation. Examples include "The Patriot Act" or acronyms like "SAFETEA".

popularname:

popularname:"the patriot act"

 

Volume Number

The volume number of Statutes at Large publication. The value is incremented each session of congress (i.e. on a yearly basis).

volume:

volume:117

 

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:108

 

Session Number

The session of congress which produced the report.

session:

session:2

Possible Values:

1

2

Congress Chamber

The chamber of congress responsible for the document. One of "House", "Senate" or "Joint".

chamber:

 

chamber:senate

 

Possible Values:

house

senate

joint

Date Begun

The starting date of the session of congress which was primarily responsible for the content in the Statutes at large.

datebegun:

datebegun:2005-01-04

 

Legislation Type

The type of legislation contained within the Statutes at Large volume should be included in the search. For example, Public Laws, Private Laws, Concurrent Resolutions, or Proclamations.

legtype:

legtype:proclamation

Possible Values:

See Table below

Legislation Number

The law, concurrent resolution or proclamation number. For laws, this is the number after the congress number, for example, "132" in "Public Law 110-123"

docnumber

donumber:123

 

Subject

Associated subject of the law, concurrent resolution or proclamation; as indicated on the index of Statutes at Large volume.

statutesubject:

statutesubject:abortion

 

Is Appropriation

Flag indicates that the law or concurrent resolution includes the words in the title which make it likely to be about appropriating funds.

isappropriation:

isappropriation:true

Possible Values:

True

False

Beneficiary Name

The private law’s organization or individual; to which the law refers.

beneficiary:

beneficiary:"parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo"

 

Legislative History

Complete text of the legislative history section of public and private laws.

legislativehistory:

legislativehistory:"No. 106-70"

 

Congressional Committee

Congressional committee name responsible for the legislation which became the public or private law. For example, "Committee on Foreign Relations".

committee:

 

committee:transportation

 

President

The full and official name of the president who issued the presidential proclamation, for example "William J. Clinton" or "George W. Bush".

president:

president:bush

 

President's Party

The party to which the president belongs, either "democratic", "republican", or "independent".

presidentparty:

presidentparty:republican

 

Citation

 

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

citation:

citation:"119 Stat. 3822"

 

Associated Bill Citation

The reference to the congressional bill which passed by one or both congresses which eventually became the public law specified in the Statutes at Large. For example, "S. 183, 110th Congress".

associatedbills:

associatedbills:"h.r. 99"

 

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. 99"

 

Congressional Calendar Citation

Citation references to Congressional Calendars. For example, "Union Calendar No. 99", "House Calendar No. 99", "Private Calendar No. 9", or "Senate Calendar No. 99".

ccalcitation:

ccalcitation:"Senate Calendar No. 2"

 

Congressional Report

Citation

Citation references to Congressional Reports. For example, "H. Rept. 106-32".

crptcitation:

crptcitation:"h. rept. 106-656"

 

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:"2 u.s.c. 661"

 

Statutes at Large Citation

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

statutecitation:

statutecitation:"64 Stat. 1267"

 

Public and Private Law Citation

Citation references to Public or Private Laws. For example, "Public Law 106-32" or "Private Law 106-3".

plawcitation:

plawcitation:"public law 106-62"

 

CFR Citation

Citation references, including title and part numbe,r 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 61"

 

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"25 cfr 61"

 

 

United States Statutes at Large Metadata Value Lists

Legislation Type

 

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

 

Metadata Value

User Readable Value

PUBLICLAW

Public Law

PRIVATELAW

Private Law

HCONRES

House Concurrent Resolution

SCONRES

Senate Concurrent Resolution

PROCLAMATION

Proclamation

 

 


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