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Getting started For general information, facts, and a survey of your state, use encyclopedias found on the 2nd floor and Kids' Place. Some check out for one week.

Use the Online Catalog to find more materials on your state.

Example: Search by Subject = "ALASKA"

Some useful subheadings:
"Alaska--description and travel"
"Alaska--juvenile literature"
"Alaska--social life and customs"

Call numbers starting with J or RJ are in Kids= Place. General state call numbers are listed on the back of this sheet.
2nd floor, Kids'
, or from
Access Sacramento Public Library's home page at www.saclib.org. Select Kids & Teens on the main page. Next, choose Kids or Teens once the Kid=s Place appears. Finally, click on the Homework link where you will find links for state reports.
Kids' Place
3rd floor
Infotrac (TM) indexes magazine articles. Use OneFile from the menu to search by state name.
Readers' guide to periodical literature is a paper index on 3rd floor.
Pamphlet file in Kids' Place State maps & brochures filed by state name.
Reference Books

Tip:Write down
the full bibliographic
information for each
source used. Include
author, title, publisher,
date, pages.
The following reference books are in Kids' Place reference unless otherwise noted.

RJ973 K16 Facts about the states
RJ929.92 F5742 Flags of the world
RJ973.03 J95 Junior Worldmark encyclopedia of the states
RJ912 N2772 National Geographic world atlas for young explorers
RJ929.92 S539 State names, seals, flags, and symbols
RJ310 W92 World almanac and book of facts
R973 W927 Worldmark encyclopedia of the states (2nd floor)

General Dewey Call Numbers for U. S. States

These call numbers will locate state books throughout the library. In Kids' Place, books have a J before the call number. Adult books on the 4th floor have no J before the number.

976.1 Alabama
979.8 Alaska
979.1 Arizona
976.7 Arkansas
979.4 California
978.8 Colorado
974.6 Connecticut
975.1 Delaware
975.9 Florida
975.8 Georgia

996.9 Hawaii
979.6 Idaho
977.3 Illinois
977.2 Indiana
977.7 Iowa
978.1 Kansas
976.9 Kentucky
976.3 Louisiana
974.1 Maine
975.2 Maryland

974.4 Massachusetts
977.4 Michigan
977.6 Minnesota
976.2 Mississippi
977.8 Missouri
978.6 Montana
978.2 Nebraska
979.3 Nevada
974.2 New Hampshire
974.9 New Jersey
978.9 New Mexico
974.7 New York
975.6 North Carolina
978.4 North Dakota
977.1 Ohio
976.6 Oklahoma

979.5 Oregon
974.8 Pennsylvania
974.5 Rhode Island
975.7 South Carolina
978.3 South Dakota
976.8 Tennessee
976.4 Texas
979.2 Utah
974.3 Vermont
975.5 Virginia

979.7 Washington
975.3 Washington, D.C.
975.4 West Virginia
977.5 Wisconsin
978.7 Wyoming

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