This is the official website of MORE: Minnesota Opportunities for Reference Excellence.
MORE is a Minnesota adaptation of the California Opportunities for Reference Excellence (CORE) Reference Manual and Correspondence Course. CORE was written and produced by Sharon Vandercook, Deborah Westler and Mary Layman with funding from the Library Services and Construction Act. The California State Library and the San Joaquin Valley Library System, Fresno, California, administered the grant. CORE was published in 1989. Previous MORE paper editions were published in 1991 and 1994.
The updating and expansion of this MORE Manual and the development of this website were provided by funding from The Institute of Museum and Library Services, a Federal Agency that fosters innovation, leadership, and a lifetime of learning, and Library Development and Services, the Minnesota State agency, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).
This manual is not copyrighted.
For information about MORE, contact Rebecca Patton or Mark Ranum.
This manual is the third revision in 2003 by Mark Ranum and the MORE Committee.
This website was developed beginning in February, 2003, by Rebecca Patton, Arrowhead Library System, 5528 Emerald Avenue, Mountain Iron, MN 55768. Telephone: 218.741.3840.
For Reference Services, Readers' Advisory Services, Internet and Electronic Services, Resources, Practice Questions, and Answer Keys, go to the The Table of Contents.