MetaLib – GPO’s New Federated Search Engine
November 8, 2010 Leave a comment
With the increasing amount of information being transitioned online, the U.S. Government Printing Office’s (GPO) MetaLib allows Federal depository libraries to minimize the time spent researching and identifying Federal resources by utilizing the collections that have been assembled by the GPO MetaLib team. Use MetaLib’s federated searching to retrieve reports, articles, and citations by simultaneously searching across multiple databases (including reference databases, digital repositories or subject-based Web gateways). This tool, a service of the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP), provides:
•Simultaneous searching across multiple databases.
•Search individual databases using the A-Z Resource List.
•Create your own sets of searchable database collections using the A-Z Resource List.
•Access and search the “native” interface of these databases from the originating institution/agency.
•Save configurations and resources to your “E-shelf”, a personalized collection manager.
•Email and/or save records in various formats
View a complete list of all current resources that can be accessed in MetaLib.