MetaLib: Introducing GPO’s Federated Search Tool

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) released MetaLib (, a federated search tool for retrieving U.S. Government Publications (reports, articles, and citations) by simultaneously searching across approximately 53 Federal Government databases. Basic, Advanced, and Expert searching is available including the ability to restrict by very broad topic areas. Additional databases will be added over time. The public can suggest databases to be added to MetaLib. MetaLib shows promise as a potentially abundant resource for locating government documents.