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Friday, October 22, 2010

GPO Launches MetaLib

The U.S. Government Printing Office recently launched a new online portal to aid in finding government information. MetaLib is a federated search tool that allows users to search a number of government databases simultaneously. Currently MetaLib contains 53 databases covering a wide range of topics such as Agriculture, Energy, Patents, and Transportation.

If you would like to find information on a particular topic you can search individual databases or a subset of the databases by using the A-Z Resource List or the Expert Search function. For instance, if you need to find health information and reports, MetaLib will allow you to limit your search to databases such as CancerLit, the National Library of Medicine Gateway, and PubMed.

To access this new tool visit the MetaLib website. If you would like to learn more about searching through MetaLib visit the help page.

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