Idioms, Elixers and Investigations: Here's What's New in Our Core Collections

Posted by Duncan Whitmire on 8/18/14 6:31 PM

Collection Spotlight, Content Connection, Core Collections, Credo Collections


The American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms - You've probably used the term "ice-breaker" dozens of times, but do you know where that idiom comes from? 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". And in case you're still wondering, breaking the ice dates back to the early 1600's, and alludes to clearing the ice in a channel so that ships can navigate them successfully. You'll find this title in our Academic, Public and School Core Collections.


Defining Moments in American History: The Muckrakers and the Progressive Era - Muckrakers--not to be confused with mudslingers--shaped the progressive movement in early 20th-century America through investigative journalism. This book explores how the muckraking tradition and progressive political ideas have continued to the modern era. Look for it in our Omnigraphics Humanities Collection v1 Collection.



The Anthropology of Alternative Medicine - A concise yet wide-ranging exploration of the cultural underpinnings of non-biomedical healing. This title is available through our Academic Core Collection.

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