May 2014 Content Update

There were 22 New Complete Core Titles released in May 2014.  There are now 932 titles in the Complete 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. If you're interested in upgrading your account to the Complete Core package, email

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New Complete Core Titles: 



 Easy Way Series: E-Z American Sign Language

This heavily illustrated, self-teaching guide to ASL-American Sign Language-is useful both for the deaf and for those men and women who teach or work among deaf people.

Easy Way Series: E-Z Anatomy and Physiology
The authors of E-Z Anatomy and Physiology present an extensive review of the human body's structural framework and describe how it functions.


 Easy Way Series: E-Z Chemistry

E-Z Chemistry covers all important chemistry topics, from atomic structure and chemical formulas to electrochemistry and the basics of organic chemistry.


 Easy Way Series: E-Z English

E-Z English demonstrates the process of translating coherent thinking into coherent grammar, with attention to all parts of speech, verb tenses and moods.


 Easy Way Series: E-Z Geometry

E-Z Geometry covers the "how" and "why" of geometry, with examples, exercises, and solutions throughout, plus hundreds of drawings, graphs, and tables.


 Easy Way Series: E-Z Math

E-Z Math reviews whole numbers, fractions, percentages, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, word problems, probability, and statistics.


 Easy Way Series: E-Z Physics

E-Z Physics covers motion, forces, energy, heat, wave motion, noise and music, electricity, magnetism, electromagnetic waves, the properties of light, and an introduction to nuclear physics.


 Easy Way Series: E-Z Pre-Algebra

E-Z Pre-Algebra presents everything students need to prepare themselves for an algebra class. Separate chapters focus on fractions, integers, ratios, proportions, expressions, equations, inequalities, graphing, statistics and probability basics, word problems, and more.


U.S. Constitution and You

Written in terms kids can understand, this revised and updated book explains what the United States Constitution does, and describes how it affects and protects people today.


 Architectural Excellence: 500 Iconic Buildings

Architectural Excellence is organized chronologically and serves as a visual lesson in architecture through the ages. The buildings featured come from all over the world and include centers of worship, public buildings, places of business and homes. Each building includes a photograph, with a double-page spread for the top 50 selections. Captions provide specifications and brief histories.



 Samurai Battles

Brilliantly illustrated with maps and period illustrations of the battles and people concerned, this book will inform and elucidate the complexities of Japanese history.



 Teach Yourself: Algebra: A Complete Introduction

Algebra--A Complete Introduction provides everything you need to broaden your skills and gain confidence. Assuming only a basic level of arithmetic, this carefully graded and progressive book guides you through the basic principles of the subject with the help of exercises and fully worked examples.



 Arab Cultural Studies: Mapping the Field

This title reflects and engages in an interdisciplinary discussion on the different facets of Arab cultural studies, including gender, economy, history, epistemology, language, method, politics, literary and cultural criticism, institutionalization, popular culture, creativity and much more.



Dictionary of Leisure Studies

This is the first full length dictionary of Leisure Studies. It examines the key concepts, assesses the work of central figures, and helps students zero-in on essential issues and conceptual distinctions.



 The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

With more than 5,000 entries totaling over a million words, this is the most comprehensive and authoritative dictionary of Buddhism ever produced in English. The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism bridges the major Buddhist traditions to provide encyclopedic coverage of the most important terms, concepts, texts, authors, deities, schools, monasteries, and geographical sites from across the history of Buddhism.



Real Ghosts, Restless Spirits, and Haunted Places

This book is a bold telling of true ghost stories and first-person encounters with the supernatural.



Global Environmental Politics

Global Environmental Politics has provides an up-to-date, accurate, and unbiased introduction to the worlds most pressing environmental issues



Lives of American Women: Betsy Mix Cowles

Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era.



Lives of American Women: Shirley Chisholm

Selected and edited by renowned women's historian Carol Berkin, these brief biographies are designed for use in undergraduate courses. Rather than a comprehensive approach, each biography focuses instead on a particular aspect of a women's life that is emblematic of her time, or which made her a pivotal figure in the era.



Firefly Encyclopedia of Reptiles and Amphibians

With lush color photographs and lavishly detailed illustrations, this encyclopedia presents a striking abundance of information at a glance. Also noteworthy is the scholarly text, a comprehensive overview of these frequently studied phyla.



Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Birds is a comprehensive and lavishly illustrated reference to the world's birds. Accessibly written by renowned biologists and conservationists, and illustrated in color throughout, the book provides authoritative and systematic accounts of every bird family, covering form and function, distribution, diet, social behavior, breeding biology, and conservation and status.



The New Cultural Atlas of The Islamic World

This informative reference book uses specially drawn maps to explain how Muslim society, culture, and history rose in the second millennium to have a fully global significance.


Updated Complete Core title:




British Qualifications 2014: A Complete Guide to Professional, Vocational and Academic Qualifications in the United Kingdom

British Qualifications is the definitive guide to every qualification offered in the United Kingdom.

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