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File Boxes (2)
Colored hanging file folders ( 4 per color) red green yellow blue
Standard green file folders (25)
Manila folders (50)
Pens
Highlighters
Labels
Dots
Lined Paper


File boxes -
Minimum 2

One box will be used for your file system and the other will be used for locations. You will find that additional boxes will need to be purchased as you increase your research. Boxes with a lid. The boxes need to be strong - preferably made of plastic and with horizontal inner ridges or groves for hanging letter-size hanging files.

Suggestions
Eldon Brand - Part 85824 - UPC# 0 30402 85824 4 - Description \ SimpliFile

Available
www.newelloffice.com
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com


Hanging File Folders -
Minimum 4 ( each color ) *

Letter-size hanging file folders in blue, green, red and yellow. They come with 1/3 and 1/5 cut slots, which has to do with the size of the plastic tab. Choose the 1/5 cut which works best with this system. Hanging file folders keep the manila folders from slipping down in the file box. * You will need 4 of each color minimum. Most office supply companies sell the colored file folders in packs of 25.

Suggestions

Available
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com


Hanging File Folders - Generic Standard green
Minimum 1 Box 25

Letter-size hanging file folders in the generic standard green color, 1/5 cut.

Suggestions

Available
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com


Manila Folders
Minimum- Box of 50

1/3 cut tabs assorted, with reinforced tops to last through heavy use. Use 1\3 cut so that the labels will fit on the folder. (1\5 cut wont give you the room to place the label on it and write down the information.) Paying a little more for reinforced tops will be well worth it because you won't have to redo your work down the road a few years.

Suggestions

Available
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com


Pen
Minimum- 1

Ultra fine point, felt tip, black permanent ink. This must be permanent ink for use with both labels and charts.

Suggestions
Sanford brand - Sharpie, Ultra fine point permanent marker Series number 37000

Available
www.sanfordcorp.com
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com


Highlighter pens
Minimum- 1 each of 4 colors

Light blue, light green, yellow and pink (don't use red because it is too dark.) These come in packs and our suggestion also contains orange which may be used in the color system. Colored pencils also work.

Suggestions
Sanford brand - Pocket accent - Part # 27075 - UPC# 0 71641 27075 6

Available
www.sanfordcorp.com
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com


Labels ( folder)
Minimum- 1 package

You will need labels in blue, green, red, and yellow. They should be permanent adhesive backed or you may have to replace them over time. The labels should be 1\3 cut to mach the Manila folder cut. Packaged 248 in a 4 color assortment.

Suggestions
Avery brand - File folder labels assorted colors - Part # 05215 - UPC# 0 72782 05215 7

Available
www.avery.com
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com


Labels ( Dots)
Minimum- 1 package

You will need labels in blue, green, red, and yellow. 3\4 round. They should be permanent adhesive backed or you may have to replace them over time. WARNING: we state that these labels should be permanent however the only one on the market that we have found are removable.

Watch our site for additional information in the future. Packaged 1000 in a 4 color assortment.

Suggestions
Avery brand - Color coding labels rainbow pack - Part # 05472 - UPC# 0 72782 05472 4

Available
www.avery.com
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com


Lined paper
Minimum- As needed

Acid free paper will extend the life of your notes. Good quality photocopy paper is almost acid free.

Available
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com


Carrying case -
OPTIONAL

This is a letter size carrying case to be used to take selected files with you for research projects. Boxes with a hinged lid and a handle. This case needs to be strong - preferably made of plastic and with horizontal inner ridges or groves for hanging letter-size hanging files.

Suggestions
Rogers Brand - Part # 39506 ( black)- Part number varies by color - Description \ Personal profile
Eldon Brand - Part # 10491 (black ) - Part number varies by color - Description \ SimpliFile

Available
www.newelloffice.com
www.officedepot.com
www.officemax.com
www.staples.com

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