December 2014 Content Update

There were 6 New and 6 Updated Academic Core Titles released in December 2014.  There are now 680 titles in the Academic 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


New Academic Core Titles: 


Barron's Business Dictionaries: Dictionary of Computer and Internet Terms

ISBN: 9780764147555

This updated edition includes the most recent terms relating to constantly expanding computer and internet technology. More than 3,200 terms and definitions deal with -- practical guidance for business software users; computer security, law, and ethics; computer programming, with examples in several computer languages; internet culture and latest developments.


Introduction to Security

ISBN: 9780123850577

Introduction to Security has been the leading text on private security for over thirty years. Celebrated for its balanced and professional approach, this new edition gives future security professionals a broad, solid base that prepares them to serve in a variety of positions.


SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Body and Society

ISBN: 9781847875440

This book provides a clear, focused road map to the study of the body in society. It defines, explains and applies core topics relating to the human body demonstrating how we approach it as a social phenomenon.


SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Organization Theory

ISBN: 9781847875532

From agency theory to power and politics, this indispensable guide to the key concepts of organization theory is your compass as you navigate through the often complex and abstract theories about the design and functioning of organizations.


SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Sport Management

ISBN: 9781412928427

Sharp, clear and relevant this book meets the needs of those studying and researching within the growing discipline of sport management. The intelligently cross-referenced entries provide a concise overview of the key concepts in the field guiding you through the important debates, sources and research methods in the management and delivery of sport.


Uncommon History of Common Courtesy

ISBN: 9781426208133

With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history.


Updated Academic Core titles:



BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource

ISBN: 9781408128114

Business: The Ultimate Resource offers practical and strategic advice for anyone doing business today. It is an essential desk reference for managers, MBA and business students and for small business owners worldwide.


Collins French Dictionary and Grammar

ISBN: 9780007484355

This edition of Collins French Dictionary & Grammar has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation.


Collins Spanish Dictionary

ISBN: 9780007382385

First published in 1971, the Collins Spanish Dictionary pioneered a new approach to bilingual dictionary publishing which continues to inspire millions of language users today. With wide-ranging coverage of contemporary Spanish and English, a wealth of examples and idioms, and a clear colour layout, this remains the ideal dictionary for advanced learners and professionals using Spanish.


QFinance: The Ultimate Resource

ISBN: 9781472914019

QFINANCE: The Ultimate Resource offers articles with key themes in over 250 best practice and thought leadership articles. This edition comprises key perspectives on environmental, social, and governance factors -- essential for understanding the long-term sustainability of a company.


The American Heritage Student Science Dictionary

ISBN: 9780547857312

This brand-new edition has been completely revised and updated. With over 4,500 A-Z entries, 450 full-color photographs and drawings, over 150 fascinating feature notes, and full-page tables and charts, it is the most current and comprehensive student science dictionary available.


The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Fashion and Fashion Designers

ISBN: 9780500203132

Documents the universe of fashion from the mid-18th century through the late 1990s in short entries with many illustrations.

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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