Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Federal Document of the Month

The SD State Library is a federal depository library and provides access to print and electronic federal government publications. Print publications are available via interlibrary loan. Electronic publications are linked from the state library online catalog.

Summer is in full swing and a vacation to a National Park might be your destination. There are 58 National Parks in the United States. Here is a link to find them: https://www.nps.gov/findapark/index.htm.

I 29.21:B 14/996 Badlands
Of Time and the Badlands. ‘The peaks, gullies, buttes, and wide prairies of the Badlands can be challenging to cross, yet they have long attracted the interest and praise of travelers.’

landscape photo of badlands, Shadows on the Brule Formation

A small sampling of National Park publications that you will find in the state library federal collection include:

  • I 29.2:AR 2/23 Arches (Utah)
  • I 29.9/5:104 Wind Cave (South Dakota)
  • I 29.9/5:119 Big Bend (Texas)
  • I 29.9/5:123 Glacier Bay (Alaska)
  • I 29.9/5:154 Redwood (California)
  • I 29.2:P 93/7 “Few Know That Such A Place Exists” Prince William Forest Park (Virginia)

National Park Publications at South Dakota State Library

Looking for state parks in South Dakota? Here’s a link that provides vacation information: https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/findpark/