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Other Publications

Last updated on 03-01-2022

Other Publications

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Many publications are available on govinfo that are not in one of the collections listed on the What's Available page. These publications can be accessed by navigating to their landing page from the Browse A to Z list or the Browse by Category page, or the individual publications can be accessed through basic or advanced search.

For example, you can access NIST Publications by:

  • Navigating to the landing page where there are links to each series of publications in search results
  • Conducting a basic search for keywords or field operators
  • Conducting an advanced search and selecting Additional Government Publications or Bulk Submission under Refine by Collection

Searching Other Publications

General govinfo Search Tips

Search Examples

Search by Keyword and Date Range – For example,documents from December 31, 1994 to January 1, 1997 with the word debate in the text or metadata.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: debate collection:gpo publishdate:range(1994-12-31, 1997-01-01) 
  • Using Advanced Search, under Date Range select Date is between from the first box, enter 12-31-1994 in the second box, and enter 01-01-1997 in the next box, then select Additional Government Publications under Refine by Collection and under Search In, enter debate in the second box 

Search by Congress Number – For example, documents from the 94th Congress.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:gpo congress:94
  • Using Advanced Search,  select Additional Government Publications under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Congress Number from the first box and enter 94 in the second box

Search by Title – For example, documents with hinds precedents in the title.

  • Using Basic Search, enter: collection:gpo title:(hinds precedents)
  • Using the Advanced Search page, select Additional Government Publications under Refine by Collection, then under Search In select Title from the first box and enter hinds precedents in the second box

Metadata Fields and Values for Select Other Publications

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

  • Narrowing 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 Federal Register 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

Metadata Field Display Name

Metadata Field Definition

Field Operator

Field Operator Example


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



"gpo" is used for Additional Government Publications

Government Author

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



Publication Date

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




Date format is YYYY-MM-DD


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



Former Package ID

The document ID of the "package" as originally specified on

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":______)

mods:identifier:(@type:"former package identifier":52093c22_txt-1)

SuDoc Class Number

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


sudocclass:"Y 1.1/2:SERIAL 13151-7"

Ingestion Date

The date the document was ingested into the govinfo preservation repository.




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.




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:"u.s. government printing office"


The branch of Government responsible for the document's contents.




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.



WAIS Database Name

The name of the WAIS database to which the document belonged in the former GPO Access system.



Record Origin

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


recordorigin:"machine generated"


The title of the publication.


title:"deschler-brown precedents"


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


citation:"h. doc. 94-661"