MetaLib, is a federated search resource provided by the Catalog of Government Publications, U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).
This resource provides users with the ability to search, find, save results, and access material from a disparate large number of U.S. government databases with a single search. We’ve also found MetaLib useful for database discovery.
MetaLib offers three search modes (Basic, Advanced, Expert) and
A browsable and searchable A-Z List permits users to identify databases and then search simultaneously or one at a time. Compilations of databases organized by category are also available.
Recently, four new searchable databases were added to MetaLib. The databases are:
- U.S Government Bookstore
- Legislative Information System (congress.gov [beta]), which will eventually replace Thomas
- The FBI Vault
In addition to the database additions the GPO reports:
The U.S. Government Bookstore has been added to our GPO Resources Quickset, which now allows users to search the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys), and U.S. Government Bookstore all in one place!
Additionally, our vendor has updated the DOE Information Bridge and Energy Citations Database to the new SciTech Connect – OSTI and has fixed the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) resource.
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