August 2014 Content Update

There were 4 New and 4 Updated Public Core Titles released in August 2014.  There are now 773 titles in the Public Core collection. If you subscribe to this package, 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 Public Core Titles: 

 Samurai: An Illustrated History

For 700 years Japanese civilization was dominated by a single warrior caste. This project looks at arms, armor and costumes of Samurai men and women over the centuries with specially commissioned photography of reenactors wearing museum-quality clothing.


 Teach Yourself: Mathematics: A Complete Introduction

Mathematics--A Complete Introduction provides an invaluable, step-by-step introduction to the subject. Packed full of worked examples and useful exercises, it will guide you through the essentials quickly and easily, giving you the knowledge you need to gain math confidence.


Teach Yourself: Successful Brand Management In A Week

Learn in a week, what the experts learn in a lifetime in Brand Management.

Teach Yourself: Successful Digital Marketing in a Week

Learn the ins and outs of Digital Marketing tools, technologies, and successes in an easy-to-follow format.


Updated Public 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.

There were no retired titles this month. A full list of updated and retired titles is always available upon request to

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