June 2023 Content Update Academic Core


25 new titles and 1 updated title were released to Academic Core and Academic Core with Backfile in June 2023.

We retired 11 titles from these collections this month. See a title list at the bottom of this page. If needed, download MARC purge records hereThose using the pre-defined collections in Discovery Systems such as EDS and Summon will have the titles removed automatically.

There are now 1206 titles in Academic Core with Backfile, and 913 titles in the Academic Core collection. If you subscribe to one of these packages, see a full title list in your Admin account (log-in required), or check it out on our corporate site: Academic Core with Backfile, Academic Core.


New Academic Core Titles


The Ardennes Battlefield

ISBN: 9781612005348

The Ardennes Battlefields includes details of what can be seen on the ground today - hardware, memorials, museums, and cemeteries - using a mixture of media to provide an overview of the campaign; maps old and new highlight what has survived and what hasn't; then and now photography allows fascinating comparisons with the images taken at the time; aerial photos give another angle to the story.


The Chicken: A Natural History

ISBN: 9780691182469

From feathers and flock formation to imprinting and incubating, The Chicken provides a comprehensive, richly illustrated guide to understanding how chickens live, think, and act both alongside people and independently.


Chinese Architecture: A History

ISBN: 9780691169989

With rich political and historical context, Steinhardt covers forty centuries of architecture, from the genesis of Chinese building through to the twenty-first century and the challenges of urban expansion and globalism.


Companion to Urban and Regional Studies

ISBN: 9781119316824

Companion to Urban and Regional Studies offers an up-to-date view of the rapidly growing field, exploring a diversity of theoretical perspectives, current and emerging research, and critical global policy concerns.


Critical Lives: Henri Matisse

ISBN: 9781789143812

A concise, critical biography of the innovative French artist Henri Matisse.


Earth: Ice: Nature and Culture

ISBN: 9781780239057

In Ice: Nature and Culture, Klaus Dodds provides a wide-ranging exploration of the cultural, natural and geopolitical history of ice, revealing how throughout history human communities have made sense of ice.


Earth: Rainbows: Nature and Culture

ISBN: 9781780239200

Daniel MacCannell's enlightening, instructive and beautifully illustrated guide to the rainbow is the first of its kind. It describes what rainbows are and how they work, how we arrived at our current scientific understanding of rainbows, and how they have been portrayed in myths, the arts, politics and popular culture.


Edible: Cabbage: A Global History

ISBN: 9781780239811

In this lively book, Meg Muckenhoupt traces cabbage's culinary paradox, exploring the cultural and chemical basis for its smelly reputation and enduring popularity.


Edible: Pickles: A Global History

ISBN: 9781780239194

In this globe-trotting book, Davison discovers how pickles have been omnipresent in our common quest, not only to conserve, but to create foods with relish.


Edible: Sweets and Candy: A Global History

ISBN: 9781780239279

From marzipan pigs and nutty nougat to bubblegum and bonbons, Sweets and Candy looks behind the glamour and sparkle to explore the sticky history of confectionery.


Encyclopedia of Wildfires and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires

ISBN: 9783319520896

This reference work encompasses the current, accepted state of the art in the science of wildfires and wildfires that spread to communities, known as wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires.


Great Economic Thinkers: An Introduction from Adam Smith to Amartya Sen

ISBN: 9781789140057

Great Economic Thinkers presents an accessible introduction to the lives and works of the most influential economists of modern times.


Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference

ISBN: 9781118994658

Harmful Algal Blooms: A Compendium Desk Reference provides basic information on harmful algal blooms (HAB) and references for individuals in need of technical information when faced with unexpected or unknown harmful algal events.


The Handy Armed Forces Answer Book: Your Guide to the Whats and Whys of the U.S. Military

ISBN: 9781578597437

Wars, weapons, and warriors; history, hymns, and traditions; pivotal moments, technological advancements, and people for each of the six branches of the United States military are covered in The Handy Armed Forces Answer Book: Your Guide to the Whats and Whys of the U.S. Military.


A History of Language

ISBN: 9781780239033

Steven Roger Fischer charts the history of language from the times of Homo erectus, Neanderthal humans and Homo sapiens through to the nineteenth century, when the science of linguistics was developed, as he analyses the emergence of language as a science and its development as a written form.


The Horse: A Natural History

ISBN: 9780691178776

A comprehensive, richly illustrated introduction to the fascinating natural history of the horse, from prehistory to the present.


Kosmos: Mercury

ISBN: 9781789140125

Mercury traces the history from the earliest observations right up to the most recent explorations using radar and spacecraft.


Milestone Visual Documents in American History: The Images, Cartoons, and Other Visual Sources that Shaped America

ISBN: 9781935306726

Milestone Visual Documents in American History focuses on visual images as documents to be analyzed and understood in their own right, just as written documents are. Including primary sources from early America to the present day, it features iconic photographs, paintings, cartoons, maps, and more.


A Philosophy of Dirt

ISBN: 9781780239187

In this learned, witty and groundbreaking study, Olli Lagerspetz offers a persuasive discussion of dirt and its ramifications in philosophy and culture.


Princeton Field Guides: Canids of the World: Wolves, Wild Dogs, Foxes, Jackals, Coyotes, and Their Relatives

ISBN: 9780691183725

This field guide covers every species of the world's canids, from the Gray Wolf of North America to the dholes of Asia, from African jackals to the South American Bush Dog.


Race and the Death Penalty: The Legacy of "McCleskey v. Kemp"

ISBN: 9781626373563

Race and the Death Penalty examines the persistence of racial discrimination in the practice of capital punishment, the dynamics that drive it, and the human consequences of both.


Slums: The History of a Global Injustice

ISBN: 9781780238098

In this comprehensive global history, Alan Mayne explores the evolution and meaning of the word 'slum', from its origins in London in the early nineteenth century to its use to describe favela communities in the lead up to the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.


Teach Yourself: Economics: A Complete Introduction

ISBN: 9781529397932

This book, complete with case studies and key facts, forms a course which will take you from beginner or intermediate level to being a competent economist.


Teach Yourself: The Study Book: Essential Skills for Academic Success

ISBN: 9781529300277

The Study Book is a practical guide to developing the academic skills you need to succeed at university, college or any higher level study. Learn how to think, research, debate, write about, and apply information - and do all the things that will directly impact on your academic success from the moment you start.


Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans

ISBN: 9781780239972

Vast Expanses is a cultural, environmental and geopolitical history that examines the relationship between humans and oceans, reaching back across geological and evolutionary time and exploring different cultures around the globe.

Updated Academic Core Title


Encyclopedia of the American Presidency

ISBN: 9781438199061

Encyclopedia of the American Presidency, Fourth Edition is the definitive guide to the role of the president from the American Revolution through the present day.


Retired Academic Core Titles:

This month we retired some outdated video content from the platform, as well as a very old (1992) technology title. If you have any questions or concerns, please email support@credoreference.com. 

  Title Publisher Year Credo ISBN MARC 001 MARC 035
1 3DD Entertainment Ltd Video Collection Facts On File 2017 978-1-78785-672-1 9781787856721 1142213441
2 Academic Press Dictionary of Science and Technology Elsevier Science & Technology 1992 978-1-84972-071-7 236 436844868
3 Bloomberg Video Collection Facts On File 2020 978-1-78785-623-3 9781787856233 1151669639
4 Cambridge Educational Video Collection Facts On File 2019 978-1-78785-673-8 9781787856738 1142215128
5 Inside Science Video Collection Facts On File 2019 978-1-78785-674-5 9781787856745 1142201913
6 Media Rich Learning Video Collection Facts On File 2018 978-1-78785-675-2 9781787856752 1142209765
7 NewsHour Productions Current Issues Video Collection Facts On File 2018 978-1-78785-676-9 9781787856769 1142207093
8 ShortCuts TV Video Collection Facts On File 2019 978-1-78785-677-6 9781787856776 1142207775
9 Soc Media Films Video Collection Facts On File 2019 978-1-78785-678-3 9781787856783 1142203382
10 SW Pictures Video Collection Facts On File 2018 978-1-78785-679-0 9781787856790 1142210745
11 TVF International Video Collection Facts On File 2018 978-1-78785-680-6 9781787856806 1142208058



A full list of updated and retired titles is always available upon request to support@credoreference.com.

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