August 2014 Content Update

There were 3 New and 4 Updated Academic Core Titles released in August 2014.  There are now 657 titles in the Academic Core collection; you can see a full title list in your Admin account (log-in required) or check it out on our corporate site

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New Academic Core Titles: 

 

 The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine

A concise yet wide-ranging exploration of the cultural underpinnings of non-biomedical healing.

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World: Genres - North America

A comprehensive and authoritative reference to a huge range of American musical styles, from Barbershop to Bluegrass and from Ragtime to Rockabilly.

Mapping the Sociology of Health and Medicine: America, Britain and Australia Compared

This title poses sociological questions about the formation of intellectual fields and their social relations, and offers an in-depth, historical study of one of the largest specialities of the discipline of sociology - the sociology of health and medicine - across three countries: the United States of America, Britain and Australia.

 

Updated Complete Core titles:

The American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary

Newly updated, The American Heritage(R) Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition, presents some 20,000 terms that appear in text messages, chatrooms, Web sites, sports statistics, travel brochures, airports, personal ads, and countless other places in a world where shorthand is the true universal language.

The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms

The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms explores the meanings of idioms, including phrasal verbs such as "kick back", proverbs such as "too many cooks spoil the broth", interjections such as "tough beans", and figures of speech such as "elephant in the room".

The Reader's Companion to American History

The Reader's Companion to American History offers a fresh, absorbing portrait of the United States from the origins of its native peoples to the nation's complex identity in the 1990s. Covering political, economic, cultural, and social history, and combining hundreds of short descriptive entries with longer evaluative articles, the encyclopedia is informative, engaging, and a pleasure to read.

Webster's New World Medical Dictionary

Webster's New World Medical Dictionary, Third Edition will help you understand and communicate your medical needs when it matters the most. Written by doctors and the experts at WebMD, this edition includes 8500 entries, including 500 new terms, a vitamin appendix, and a companion website to give you access to medical language.

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