Recommended Print Resources

Titles of specific resources not covered on the "Essential Resources for Libraries" but necessary for answering questions in the MORE Correspondence Course are listed below. Although very small libraries may not have these resources within their reference collections, the books should be available at their county or multi-county headquarters public library.

  1. Antiques Price Guide

    Kovel's Antiques and Collectibles Price List 2003 by Ralph and Terry Kovel
    Three Rivers Press
    ISBN: 0609809822; 35th edition (October 2002) $16.95.

    Maloney’s Antiques & Collectibles Resource Directory. Maloney, David J.
    Krause Publications
    ISBN 0873493400 $32.95


  2. Biographical Dictionary

    Merriam-Webster's Biographical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Inc.
    ISBN: 0877797439 (May 1995) $27.95.

    Who's Who in America 2002 (3 vols.) Marquis Who’s Who
    Marquis Who's Who
    ISBN: 0837969581; 56th edition (November 2001) $625.


  3. Bibliographic Verification Source

    See online sources


  4. Etiquette and Business Protocol

    Emily Post's Etiquette, 16th indexed edition (May 1997), by Elizabeth L. Post
    HarperCollins
    ISBN: 0062700782. $38.00.

    Merriam-Webster’s Secretarial Handbook, 3rd edition (July 1993)
    Merriam-Webster, Inc.
    ISBN: 0877792364 $17.95.


  5. Geographical Dictionary

    Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary
    Merriam-Webster, Inc.
    ISBN: 0877795460; 3rd edition (April 1997) $29.95.

    Shepherd's Historical Atlas (9th revised edition) by William R. Shepherd
    Out of Print, but available from used booksellers and owned by many libraries.


  6. History Source

    Album of American History by James T. Adams
    Macmillan, 1981. Three volumes.
    ISBN 0-684-16848-0 Out of Print

    Dictionary of American History by Michael Martin and Leonard Gelber
    Littlefield Adams
    ISBN: 0822601249; Reissue edition $19.95

    The Encyclopedia of World History by Peter N. Stearns (Editor), William L. Langer (Compiler)
    Houghton Mifflin Co
    ISBN: 0395652375; 6th edition (September 24, 2001) $59.95.

    Facts About the Presidents, by Joseph N. Kane
    H. W. Wilson Company, 2001.
    ISBN 0-8242-1007-7, $110

    Oxford Companion to American History by Thomas H. Johnson
    Oxford University Press, Inc., 1966.
    ISBN 0-19-500597-X $49.95

    Reader's Adviser: A Layman's Guide to Literature, Bowker, 12/1993 Six volumes
    ISBN 0-8352-3320-0 $500


  7. Indexes to Literature in Collections

    Columbia Granger's Index To Poetry in Anthologies (12th ed.)
    Columbia University Press
    ISBN: 0231124481; $295.

    Essay and General Literature Index
    Each edition is updated by semiannual issues in July and cumulations.
    H. W. Wilson Company

    Play Index, 1983-1997
    H. W. Wilson Company, 1997
    H.W. Wilson
    ISBN: 9905543037, $180

    Short Story Index 1994-1998
    H. W. Wilson Company, 1989
    ISBN 9-9900-1604-6 $155

    Speech Index (4th edition) by Roberta Sutton
    Scarecrow Press, 1966
    ISBN 0-8108-0138-8 $59.50


  8. Laws and Regulations

    Minnesota Rules, State of Minnesota Documents Division, 2001
    Revised and printed in odd-numbered years. $200

    Minnesota Statutes, State of Minnesota Documents Division, 2000
    Revised and printed in even number years.

    Minnesota Statutes, Session Laws, and Rules, on the web.


  9. Literary Reference Books

    Benet's Reader's Encyclopedia: The Classic and Only Encyclopedia of World Literature in a Single Volume (4th edition)
    HarperCollins, 1996
    ISBN 0-06-270110-X $50

    Encyclopedia of World Literature in the 20th Century edited by Steven R. Serafin
    St. James Press, 1999. Four volumes (fourth volume includes index)
    ISBN 1-55862-374-4 $100
    ISBN 1-55862-375-2 $130
    ISBN 1-555862-376-0 $130
    ISBN 1-55862-377-9 $130

    Oxford Companion to American Literature, 6th ed. by James D. Hart
    Oxford University Press, Inc., 1995
    ISBN 0-19-506548-4 $70.00

    Oxford Companion to English Literature, 6th ed. by Margaret Drabble
    Oxford University Press, 2000
    ISBN 0-19-8662440 $75.95


  10. Medical Information

    Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment 2003,
    S. Schroeder, Appleton and Lange, 2002
    ISBN 0071395938 $59.95 (revised annually)

    Dorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary,29th edition
    W. B. Saunders Company, 2003
    ISBN 0-7216-0281-9 $49.95

    PDR: Physician's Desk Reference 2003
    Medical Economics
    ISBN 0-156363-445-7 $89.95

    Stedman's Medical Dictionary, 27th ed.
    Williams & Wilkins, 2000.
    ISBN 0-683-40007-X $49.95

    Atlas of Human Anatomy. Netter, Frank.
    Icon Learning Systems, 1997
    ISBN 0-9014168819 $64.95


  11. Political Directories and Handbooks

    Official Congressional Directory, 107th Congress: 2001-2002
    Claitors Pub. Div.
    ISBN 1579807550 $45.00

    Statesman's Yearbook 2003, edited by Barry Turner
    Palgrave Macmillan
    ISBN 0-333980964 $155.


  12. Quotations Source
    Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 17th ed. by John Bartlett
    Little, 2002
    ISBN 0-316-084603 $50

    Home Book of Quotations by Burton Stevenson
    OUT-OF-PRINT


  13. Science Encyclopedia

    McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
    McGraw-Hill, 2002, Twenty volumes
    ISBN 0-07-909206-3 $2,495


  14. Trivia Source

    Chase's Calendar of Events 2003
    Contemporary Books, Inc.
    ISBN 0-071390987 $52.95

    Famous First Facts, 5th ed. by Joseph N. Kane
    H. W. Wilson Company, 1997
    ISBN: 0824209303 $300

    Famous First Facts: International Edition 2002: Anzovin, Steven
    ISBN 0824209583 $209.95

    Guinness World Records 2003. Folkhard, Claire
    Mint Publishers (Guiness Media, Inc.)
    ISBN 1892051176 $27.95

    The Numbers You Need. Hopkins, Nigel
    Gale Group.
    ISBN 081038373X $99.95


  15. Zip Code Book

    2003 National 5-Digit Zip Code and Post Office Directory
    Bernan Assoc.
    ISBN 1579808476 $39.00


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