2014 Content Update summary

There were 77 new or updated Academic Core titles released in the year 2014. 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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Art, Architecture, and Performing Arts   (top)


Architectural Excellence: 500 Iconic Buildings

ISBN: 9781554073580

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.


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

ISBN: 9781441160782

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


World of Art: 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.

Business, Economics, and Finance   (top)


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

ISBN: 9780749470944

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


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.


Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present

ISBN: 9780765680587

This exhaustive four-volume set is the definitive reference on the history of trade in all time periods. It traces the historical and contemporary interaction of trade, commerce, and culture in fascinating detail.


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.


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.

General Reference   (top)


American Heritage Roget's Thesaurus

ISBN: 9780547964065

The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus provides a wide range of synonyms organized in alphabetical order. Clear definitions that orient the user to the relevant meaning of related words set this thesaurus apart from the competition.


Debrett's People of Today 2014

ISBN: 9781870520225

Debrett's People of Today is a comprehensive study of contemporary Britain's most notable and successful people. It contains biographical details of people from the entire spectrum of British society, including Tony Blair, Paula Radcliffe and Benjamin Zephaniah. The selection of entrants is made by the editorial staff of Debrett's and entries are reviewed annually to ensure accuracy and relevance. Entries include details of career, education, family, recreations and membership of clubs as well as contact addresses. An additional feature is the correct style of address to be used when addressing correspondence to an entrant.


Marquis Who Was Who in America 1985-present

ISBN: 9780837902951

Preserves the lifetime accomplishments of many world history-makers.


Marquis Who's Who in America

ISBN: 9780837970431

A directory of biographical information on America's most notable men and women from every field of endeavor.


Marquis Who's Who in the World

ISBN: 9780837911526

Provides instant access to personal profiles - reviewed, revised, and proofread by the listees themselves - providing guaranteed accuracy and immediacy.


The American Heritage Abbreviations Dictionary

ISBN: 9780618857470

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

ISBN: 9780547676586

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 American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language

ISBN: 9780547041018

This fifth edition has entries for over 10,000 new words and terms, offers the latest research on word origins and meanings, and provides guidelines on accurate usage.


The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide


An authoritative insight into the worlds of science and technology, history, geography, politics and the arts.


The Macquarie Dictionary

ISBN: 9781876429898

This record of Australian English features headwords with subsidiary headwords, definitions, and encyclopedic entries for people and places.

Geography   (top)


The Tourism Society's Dictionary for the Tourism Industry

ISBN: 9781845934491

This dictionary is a handy reference covering everyday terms used within the tourism, travel, leisure and airline sectors. The dictionary provides an overview of terminology used within these global industries, complete with explanations for industry-specific terms and helpful annotated diagrams to illustrate travel related information, such as seating plans and airline tickets.

History   (top)


American Constitutional Law: The Bill of Rights and Subsequent Amendments

ISBN: 9780813347479

American Constitutional Law provides a comprehensive account of the nations defining document. Based on the premise that the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America, this text puts current events in terms of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish.


American Constitutional Law: The Structure of Government

ISBN: 9780813347455

American Constitutional Law provides a comprehensive account of the nations defining document. Based on the premise that the study of the Constitution and constitutional law is of fundamental importance to understanding the principles, prospects, and problems of America, this text puts current events in terms of what those who initially drafted and ratified the Constitution sought to accomplish.


Constitutional Amendments

ISBN: 9781592379996

This thought-provoking and interesting text provides a complete examination of each of the United States' 27 Constitutional Amendments. From the prohibition of alcoholic beverages, to slavery, to the voting rights of women, this text illustrates how the US Constitution has changed since its ratification in 1789


Every Day of the Civil War: A Chronological Encyclopedia

ISBN: 9780786444649

Although the book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish. During the course of the saga, the book also chronicles the life spans of more than 600 Union and Confederate vessels, documenting when possible the time of each vessels acquisition, commissioning, major engagements, and decommissioning. Seven appendices provide lists of prominent Union and Confederate officers, primary naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients from 1863 to 1865.


Guns in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law

ISBN: 9780313386701

Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this title is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life.


The Evolution Wars: A Guide to the Debates

ISBN: 9781592372881

The Evolution Wars draws on history, science, and philosophy to examine the development of evolutionary thought through the past two and a half centuries.


The History of Canada

ISBN: 9781592376100

This beautifully written narrative history paints a magnificent picture of the second largest nation on earth.


The Hutchinson Chronology of World History


A chronology of world history through 2013.


The Reader's Companion to American History

ISBN: 9780547561349

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.

Language   (top)


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.


Dictionary of Untranslatables

ISBN: 9780691138701

This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as Dasein (German), pravda (Russian), saudade (Portuguese), and stato (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities.


The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences

ISBN: 9780521866897

The volume is aimed at readers who have an interest in some aspect of language science but wish to learn more about the broad range of ideas, findings, practices, and prospects that constitute this rapidly expanding field, a field arguably at the center of current research on the human mind and human society.


The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition

ISBN: 9781107007710

This comprehensive handbook is an authoritative survey of second language acquisition (SLA). Its multi-perspective synopsis on recent developments in SLA research provides significant contributions by established experts and widely recognized younger talent.

Literature   (top)


Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

ISBN: 9780550102454

Much loved for its wit and wisdom since 1870, Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable takes you on a captivating adventure through its trademark blend of language, culture, myth and legend.


Shakespeare's Theatre: A Dictionary of His Stage Context

ISBN: 9780826477767

Reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins. Coverage includes the practices of Elizabethan actors and script writers: methods of characterization; gesture, blocking and choreography, including music, dance and fighting; actors' rhetorical interaction with audiences; and use of costumes, stage props, and make-up.

Medicine and Health (top)


Harvard Medical School Commentaries on Health


Commentaries written by Harvard physicians on the questions that people face every day related to fitness, nutrition, parenting, heart health, mental health, men's and women's health.


Harvard Medical School Guides


Single-topic, in-depth reports from Harvard Medical School.


Harvard Medical School Health Topics A-Z


In-depth descriptions of the most common diseases, symptoms, procedures, and tests written by Harvard Medical School faculty members.


Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports


Harvard Medical School Special Health Reports provide thorough insight into common conditions, diseases, and wellness issues. Each report focuses on a specific health concern and provides helpful tips for readers to further understand how to address and improve their health.


Mosby's Dental Dictionary

ISBN: 9780323100120

Designed for use by the entire dental team, Mosby's Dental Dictionary includes more than 10,000 terms and 300 full-color illustrations.


SAGE Key Concepts Series: Key Concepts in Health Studies

ISBN: 9781848606739

Key Concepts in Health Studies provides a much needed guide to the central concepts used across the subject, and offers the reader a comprehensive overview of the core topics, theories and debates. Drawing together the fundamentals within the disciplines of health, nursing, and social policy this book is an ideal text both for students studying health in a range of academic fields, and for health and social care practitioners.


SAGE Key Concepts Series: Key Concepts in Healthcare Education

ISBN: 9781849200097

Key Concepts in Healthcare Education is a guide to the key theories, issues, and practical considerations involved in healthcare education in the 21st century. It is aimed at those studying to be educators in both academic and practice settings, as well as supporting the continuing professional development of more experienced lecturers and practice educators. The book can be used as a reference source, a platform for further study and an essential text.


SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Palliative Care

ISBN: 9781848608726

Key Concepts in Palliative Care provides just this in a compact, fifty-concept guide to the field. Taking account of the government's "End of Life Care Strategy", contributors set out the key issues affecting practice across a range of health and social care contexts.


The Encyclopedia of Elder Care

ISBN: 9780826137357

This interdisciplinary clinical reference encompasses hundreds of current entries on a broad range of topics related to geriatrics and geriatric care across multiple health care disciplines. The third edition reflects the many advances in geriatrics that have occurred since the publication of the second edition in 2006. It contains the updated, evidence-based contributions of more than 260 nationally recognized geriatric healthcare professionals regarding elder-care concerns relating to society, community, caregiving, and the individual.


Webster's New World Medical Dictionary

ISBN: 9780470189283

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.

Psychology   (top)


Curriculum Connections Psychology: Abnormal Psychology

ISBN: 9781936333202

This book describes the scientific study of psychological disorders. As well as detailing mental disorders, it examines social attitudes toward them and treatments that have been used through the centuries. Other important issues covered include the way in which the number and type of recognized mental disorders constantly changes, and how psychological difficulties affect a child's learning and social experiences.


Curriculum Connections Psychology: Cognitive Development

ISBN: 9781936333172

This book discusses the nature of developmental change from conception to adulthood. It considers the most important theories of cognitive development and examines the ingenious methods developed to measure cognitive abilities in young children. It also investigates perceptual, emotional, social, and memory development.


Curriculum Connections Psychology: History of Psychology

ISBN: 9781936333158

This book explores the development of psychology, from its roots in philosophy and natural science to the scientific research of the 19th century. It also charts the emergence and impact of experimental psychology and the development of psychological theories throughout the 20th century.


Curriculum Connections Psychology: Intellectual Development

ISBN: 9781936333189

This book explores the workings of the brain, including its ability to identify and interpret important information while discarding other sensory input, and how it stores and retrieves memories. It investigates past and present theories of learning, how we develop language skills and process language, problem solving, and the sources of creativity and inspiration.


Curriculum Connections Psychology: The Brain

ISBN: 9781936333165

This book looks at how our understanding of the brain and mind has developed. It describes in detail the workings of the brain, and investigates how our perceptual systems and the brain work to interpret the sensations we experience. The concept of mind and consciousness, and the role that emotions play in both mental health and our everyday lives, are also discussed in detail.


Curriculum Connections Psychology: The Individual and Society

ISBN: 9781936333196

This book examines people as individuals and as social animals. It analyzes the notions of personality and intelligence and considers how people relate to and communicate with each other and society. The chapters discuss the types of social interaction and the rules that guide them, as well as the feelings and thoughts that individuals have about society, social situations, and the people around them.

Religion   (top)


Encyclopedia of Religion and the Law in America

ISBN: 9781592372980

Extensive A-Z entries provide coverage of key court decisions, case studies, concepts, individuals, religious groups, organizations, and agencies shaping religion and law in today's society.


The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

ISBN: 9780691157863

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.

Science and Mathematics   (top)


Encyclopedia of the Solar System

ISBN: 9780124158450

The Encyclopedia of the Solar System, third edition includes fifty-seven chapters from over seventy five eminent authors who review fundamental topics as well as new models, theories, and discussions, making this the definitive solar system reference.


Environmental History and Global Change: A Dictionary of Environmental History

ISBN: 9781845114626

An introduction to the discipline is followed by almost 1,000 entries covering key terminology, events, places, dates, topics, as well as the major personalities in the history of the discipline.


Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals

ISBN: 9781781210987

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Mammals is the most comprehensive and accessible reference book on mammals available. Unsurpassed in scope and stunningly illustrated, this book covers every known living species, from aardvarks to zorros.


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 Cambridge Encyclopedia of Darwin and Evolutionary Thought

ISBN: 9780521195317

This volume is a comprehensive reference work on the life, labors, and influence of the great evolutionist Charles Darwin. The wealth of information it provides about the history of evolutionary thought makes it a crucial resource for understanding the controversies that surround evolution today.


The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology

ISBN: 9780521790802

The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Paleopathology is a major reference work for all those interested in the identification of disease in human remains.


The Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography


Provides an authoritative and accessible look at the lives of the men and women who have shaped science.


The Princeton Guide to Evolution

ISBN: 9780691149776

The Princeton Guide to Evolution is a comprehensive, concise, and authoritative reference to the major subjects and key concepts in evolutionary biology, from genes to mass extinctions.

Social Sciences, Cultural Studies, and Sports  (top)


2014-2015 Occupational Outlook Handbook


Contains extensive information on all occupations.


Atlas of Human Rights

ISBN: 9780520261235

This timely book addresses the implications of this trend, revealing human rights inequities from nation to nation and the consequences of these inequities worldwide. Inspired by the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Andrew Fagan considers the nature of the state, national identity, and citizenship.


Dictionary of Leisure Studies

ISBN: 9781412919951

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.


Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

ISBN: 9781598847208

This exhaustive and compellingly readable reference work offers alphabetical entries on every aspect of the subject, including descriptions of hundreds of individual legends and their variations, legend themes, and scholarly approaches to the genre.


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.


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

ISBN: 9780230320444

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.


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 Early Childhood Education and Care

ISBN: 9781849204019

Key Concepts in Early Childhood Education and Care, Cathy Nutbrown's second edition, explains the key ideas and issues in Early Childhood clearly and concisely, keeping students up-to-date with the latest developments in the field.


SAGE Key Concepts series: Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities

ISBN: 9781848606357

Key Concepts in Learning Disabilities is a handy guide to the topics you need to know about whether studying or working in the field of learning disabilities. The A-Z format allows you to "dip in" and quickly find relevant information on topics ranging from Autism to Rights and from Advocacy to Challenging Behaviors.


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.


The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine

ISBN: 9781845208011

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


The Palgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Diplomacy

ISBN: 9780230302990

Indispensable for students of diplomacy and junior members of diplomatic services, this dictionary not only covers diplomacy's jargon but also includes entries on legal terms, political events, international organizations, e-Diplomacy, and major figures who have occupied the diplomatic scene or have written about it over the last half millennium.


The Wisden Archive of Cricketers' Lives 2014


Selected entries from the Wisden Cricketer's Almanack featuring biographies of the cricketers of yesteryear.


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.

Technology   (top)


3D A-to-Z: An Encyclopedic Dictionary

ISBN: 9780786468249

This encyclopedic dictionary offers a definitive compilation of information on the art and science of stereoscopic 3D, including still and moving images; film and digital image acquisition; production, post-production, distribution, and exhibition; and human visual perception.


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.

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