November 26, 2020

Gov Docs: Enhancements Made to GPO's MetaLib Federated Search Resource

From the Federal Depository Library Program Web Site:

As part of the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) ongoing efforts to expand the Federal database collection in MetaLib, users can now simultaneously search the Federal Digital System (FDsys) and the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) through a single search box in MetaLib via the new predefined search set “GPO Resources”.

The ability to further refine search results has also been enhanced with the release of the “Resources” option. After searching the “GPO Resources” predefined search set, the “clusters and facets” module, available on the righthand column of the screen, allows users to narrow their search by categories, such as topics, dates, authors, and resources.

Direct to MetaLib Database

 

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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