Compilation of Presidential Documents

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Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1993 to Present

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About the Compilation of Presidential Documents

What is the Compilation of Presidential Documents?

The Compilation of Presidential Documents (CPD) collection is composed of the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents and its predecessor, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents. It is published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the authority of the Federal Register Act, (44 U.S.C. Ch. 15; 1 CFR part 10).

Documents appearing in the Compilation of Presidential Documents collection are edited for accuracy and annotated with additional information to provide an authoritative record of the Presidency. It includes such material as:

  • Proclamations
  • Executive orders
  • Speeches
  • Press conferences
  • Communications to Congress and Federal agencies
  • Statements regarding bill signings and vetoes
  • Appointments, nominations
  • Reorganization plans
  • Resignations
  • Retirements
  • Acts approved by the President
  • Nominations submitted to the Senate
  • White House announcements
  • Press releases

What is available?

This collection integrates material from the weekly publication dating from 1993, with Daily Compilation material as published from January 20, 2009 – forward. The website will be updated frequently, as information is released by the White House press office to Federal Register editors.

How do I cite the CPD?

Suggested Citation Form: Daily Comp. Pres. Docs., 2009 DCPD No. 00001, p. 3.

The citation is to material published in the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents in the year 2009, in the first document, on page three.


Searching the Compilation of Presidential Documents

You can find and search the Compilation of Presidential Documents by:

  • Using Basic Search for keyword and metadata fielded searches,
  • Using Advanced Search; fields specific to the CPD will display after you select Compilation of Presidential Documents in the Refine by Collection column,
  • Using Citation Search to retrieve a single Compilation of Presidential Documents document in PDF format if you know the year and document number,
  • Refining search results by clicking on links in the Refine Your Search panel on the left hand side of the page (the sections under Refine Your Search correspond to the metadata available for the documents), and
  • Browsing the Compilation of Presidential Documents browse page.

General govinfo Search Tips

Search Examples

Search Presidential Documents by Presidential Document Number – For example, presidential documents with 2005-16 as the presidential document number.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:cpd presdocnum:2005-16
  • Using Advanced Search, select Compilation of Presidential Documents under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Presidential Document Number from the first box and enter 2005-16 in the next box

Search Presidential Documents by Document Category – For example, presidential documents that are proclamations.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: cpdcategory:proclamation
  • Using Advanced Search, select Compilation of Presidential Documents under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Document Category from the first box and enter proclamation in the next box

Search Presidential Documents by Date Range and Keyword – For example, presidential documents between April 1, 2008 and May 30, 2008 with the keyword basketball.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: basketball collection:cpd publishdate:range(2008-04-01,2008-05-30)
  • Using Advanced Search, select Date is Between from the box under Date Range, enter or select 04/01/2008 in the next box and enter or select 05/30/2008 from the last box, select Compilation of Presidential Documents under Refine by Collection, then under Search In enter basketball in the second box

Sample Compilation of Presidential Documents URLs

Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents URLs

govinfo uses one key piece of information to construct predictable URLs to documents and the Details pages. The Package ID for the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents is used to identify an individual document.

Identifier

Structure/Metadata Field

Examples

Package ID

DCPD-{Fiscal Year}{Sequence Number}

Supplementary Materials:

DCPD-(Fiscal Year}ACTSAPPROVED

DCPD-(Fiscal Year}CHECKLIST

DCPD-(Fiscal Year}DIGEST

DCPD-(Fiscal Year}NOMINATIONS

DCPD-200900009

Supplementary Materials:

DCPD-2009ACTSAPPROVED

DCPD-2009CHECKLIST

DCPD-2009DIGEST

DCPD-2009NOMINATIONS

Note: Sequence Number is a five digit number starting with 00001.

Details Page for a Document
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/Package ID}
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/DCPD-200900009

PDF File for a Document
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/pdf/{Package ID}.pdf
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/DCPD-200900009/pdf/DCPD-200900009.pdf

HTML File for a Document
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/html/{Package ID}.htm
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/DCPD-200900009/html/DCPD-200900009.htm

Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents URLs

govinfo uses two key pieces of information to construct predictable URLs to documents and the Details pages. The Granule ID for the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is used to identify the individual documents within a weekly issue and the Package ID is used to identify an individual weekly issue.

Identifier

Structure/Metadata Field

Examples

Granule ID

WCPD-{Week Ending Date in YYYY-MM-DD format)-PG{Page Number}

or

WCPD-{Week Ending Date in YYYY-MM-DD format)-PG{Page Number}-{Sequence Number}

or

WCPD-{Week Ending Date in YYYY-MM-DD format)-PG{Page Number}-FrontMatter

WCPD-2009-01-05-Pg1590

or

WCPD-2009-01-05-Pg1590-2

or

WCPD-2009-01-05-FrontMatter

Package ID

WCPD-{Week Ending Date in YYYY-MM-DD format)

WCPD-2009-01-05

Note: Sequence Number is only used when there are more than one document starting on a single page. The first document will not have a Sequence Number, but any additional documents will have a Sequence Number starting with the number 2. FrontMatter is used for the title page and table of contents of an issue.

Details Page for a Weekly Issue
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/{Package ID}
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/WCPD-2009-01-05

PDF File for a Weekly Issue
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/pdf/{Package ID}.pdf
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/WCPD-2009-01-05/pdf/WCPD-2009-01-05.pdf

Details Page for a Document
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/{Package ID}/{Granule ID}
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/app/details/WCPD-2009-01-05/WCPD-2009-01-05-Pg1590

PDF File for a Document
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/pdf/{Granule ID}.pdf
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/WCPD-2009-01-05/pdf/WCPD-2009-01-05-Pg1590.pdf

HTML File for a Document
Structure: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/{Package ID}/html/{Granule ID}.htm
Example: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/WCPD-2009-01-05/html/WCPD-2009-01-05-Pg1590.htm


Metadata Fields and Values for the Compilation of Presidential Documents

Metadata fields and values can be used to increase the relevancy of your searches. The metadata fields available for the Compilation of Presidential Documents are listed in the table below. Metadata fields and values are used throughout govinfo for

  • Refining Your Search,
  • Browsing Government Publications,
  • Field Operators,
  • Advanced Search, and
  • Display on Details Pages.

Metadata fields and values can be entered into the Basic Search box using field operators. The field operators available for the Compilation of Presidential Documents are listed in the table below, along with examples for each metadata field. Using Field Operators

Some of these metadata fields are made available for use in Advanced Search. The metadata values can be entered in the same format for the fields available on the Advanced Search Page. Using Advanced Search

Document Category Metadata Values

The following is a list of the metadata values which can be used when limiting your search using the Document Category advanced search field or the cpdcategory: field operator.

  • Addresses to the Nation
  • Addresses and Remarks
  • Appointments and Nominations
  • Bill Signings and Vetoes
  • Communications to Congress
  • Communications to Federal Agencies
  • Directives
  • Executive Orders
  • Interviews With the News Media
  • Joint Statements
  • Letters and Messages
  • Meetings With Foreign Leaders and International Officials
  • Notices
  • Proclamations
  • Resignations and Retirements
  • Statements by the President
  • Digest of White House Announcements
  • Nominations Submitted to the Senate
  • Checklist of White House Press Releases
  • Acts approved by the President
  • Exchanges With Reporters
  • Interviews
  • Joint News Conferences
  • News Conferences

Metadata Field Display Name

Metadata Field Definition

Field Operator

Field Operator Example

Collection

The collection to which the document belongs. Typically the same as the publication or series.

collection:

collection:cpd

"cpd" is used for Compilation of Presidential Documents

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:2006-09-30

Date format is YYYY-MM-DD

Language

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

language:

language: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":"pd01my06_txt")

Former Identifier

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

formerid:

formerid:pd01my06_txt-5

SuDoc Class Number

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

sudocclass:

sudocclass:"AE 2.109:"

The SuDoc Class Numbers in govinfo are generally at the class stem level, not the book number level.

Ingestion Date

The date the document was ingested into the preservation repository.

ingestdate:

ingestdate:2010-12-29

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/WCPD-2006-01-16/pdf/WCPD-2006-01-16-Pg26-2.pdf"

Publisher

The government organization who publishes the document or publication. Not typically the Government Publishing Office (who serves as the printer and distributor), except in the case of Congressional publications.

publisher:

publisher:"office of the federal register"

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:2008_presidential_documents

Record Origin

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

recordorigin:

recordorigin:"machine generated"

Publication Title

The title of the publication. Individual Presidential documents can be searched using the title field operator.

title:

title:"compilation of presidential documents"

Title

The title of the publication.

title:

title:"super bowl"

Volume

A new volume of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is started every year. Volumes 29 (1993) through Volume 44 (2008) are available on-line. It is expected that after year 2008 the CPD will switch to a daily compilation format.

volume:

volume:42

Issue

A new issue of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents is printed every week. Issue #1 is the first issue printed in the year.

issue:

issue:6

Document Frequency

The frequency that each volume is published.

frequency:

frequency:weekly

Possible Values: weekly, daily

Document Category

The category as displayed in the table of contents of the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents or as listed on daily presidential documents.

cpdcategory:

cpdcategory:proclamations

Possible Values: See list below.

Presidential Document

Number

The unique number of the presidential document

presdocnum:

presdocnum:2005-16

executive order example: presdocnum:12948

determination example: presdocnum:95-21

proclamation example: presdocnum:6806

President

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

president:

president:bush

Name

The names of individuals mentioned in the presidential document.

name:

name:durbin

Searching on this field will also return results for President and Congress Member values.

Location

The location field at the end of presidential documentation which contains information about where the event took place.

location:

location:"washington, dc"

Subject

The subject field at the bottom of presidential documents which contains information about the subject of the document.

subject:

subject:agriculture

Notes

The note field at the end of presidential documents which typically contains information about how and when the document or event was printed, published, broadcast, or released.

notes:

notes:"rose garden"

Page Number Range

The number of the first and last page of the document. Specific pages can be searched using the firstpage and lastpage field operators. Values are always integers.

firstpage:

lastpage:

firstpage:35

lastpage:37

Citation

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

citation:

citation:"42 wcpd 2207"

Presidential Document Citation

Reference to a presidential document number within the text of a document.

presdoccitation:

presdoccitation:2005-16

Code of Federal Regulations Citation

Reference to a title and part number from the Code of Federal Regulations within the text of the document.

cfrcitation:

cfrcitation:"12 CFR Part 1310"

Public or Private Law Citation

Reference to a public or private law within the text of the document.

plawcitation: plawcitation:"public law 111-203"

Reference Citation

Reference to another document within the text of a document.

refcitation:

refcitation:"12 U.S.C. 5323"


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