Category Archives: Reference

New Global Wiley Press Room Launches!

October 2, 2009 – The new global Wiley Press Room has launched. To continue receiving the latest news from Wiley, please visit:

Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the *SAT, ACT®, GED®, and SSAT®

For fans of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight saga comes a new study guide for mastering these vocabulary words and others found on the *SAT, ACT®, GED®, and SSAT®.

Knol for Winners Announced and Knol announce the winner of the Knol for contest, “How to talk to your doctor” by Dr. Jennifer Frank. Dr. Frank will be awarded $1000 and have her knol will be featured on


Exclusive Content in 12th Edition of Official Guide for GMAT Review Includes Hundreds of Past GMAT Questions April 15, 2009 – The 12th edition of The Official Guide for GMAT® Review ISBN: 978-0-470-44974-5(Wiley Paperback; March 30, 2009; $36.95) is now on sale in bookstores and online at This guide to the Graduate Management Admission […]

Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the *SAT, ACT®, GED®, and SSAT®

Sneak Peek! April 7, 2009 – For fans of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight saga comes a new study guide for mastering vocabulary words found on the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT exams. With this unique and accessible workbook, students can learn more than 700 vocabulary words (and synonyms) based on their context in Twilight.  Check out […]

THE MANGA EDITION: Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter

Manga and graphic novels continue to take the book world by storm, garnering more and more enthusiasts by the minute!   March 19, 2009 –  Now, for younger fans of the Japanese comics, CliffsNotes® has transformed two classics of American literature into this popular, full-throttle graphic format. Students will love following Huck and Jim’s high jinks in The […]

Knol and Announce the ‘Knol for’ Contest

Winners of the Knol for contest will be selected by and Knol and announced on May 8. Submissions are open through March 23, 2009 at Five finalists will have the opportunity to have their how-to articles featured on, including one grand prize winner who will also receive a cash prize of $1,000.

For Dummies® Gives Grant Seekers the Latest News on the Writing Process

January 28, 2009 – Grant writing is not easy. Oftentimes, organizations require that proposals follow strict guidelines and parameters. For beginner and seasoned non-profit and for-profit grant seekers, the third edition of the bestselling Grant Writing For Dummies® (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.; 978-0-470-29113-9; December 2008) covers all of the essentials – from grant writing […]

Online How-to Just Got Easier with the New®

For Dummies®, a branded imprint of John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today the relaunch of®, an ad-supported website that brings the world’s most highly regarded reference series online – now with a robust offering of free how-to videos, knowledgeable bloggers, photo step-by-steps, and expanded instructional articles. As with the trusted For Dummies book series, enlists proven experts to distill complex subjects into concise, jargon-free steps that make learning how to do anything easier.

Overshare is Webster’s New World® Dictionary’s 2008 Word of the Year

Overshare, the 2008 Word of the Year at Webster’s New World® College Dictionary, is the name given to TMI (too much information), whether willingly offered or inadvertently revealed. It is the word for both the tedious minutiae on personal websites and blogs and the accidental slips of the tongue in public (or even private) situations. Both a verb and a noun, note Webster’s New World editors, overshare is a new word for an old habit made astonishingly easy by modern technology.

Webster’s New World® College Dictionary Announces Top Five Candidates for 2008 Word of the Year

November 26, 2008 – Choosing the Word of the Year is an exercise that the editors and language researchers (called citation readers) of Webster’s New World look forward to each year. “We survey the emerging English of the past year,” says Editor in Chief Michael Agnes, “and choose one word or phrase that captures our […]

Food Allergies For Dummies® Provides the Latest On Diagnosing and Managing Food Allergies

October 29, 2008 – The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) recently released a report entitled “Food Allergy Among U.S. Children: Trends in Prevalence and Hospitalizations,” concluding that childhood food allergies are up 18% over the last decade. In 2007, approximately 3 million children under age 18 years (3.9%) were reported to have a food or […]

Eleven Ways to Teach Kids About Money, Especially Right Now!

November 6, 2008 -Financially speaking, it’s a tough time to be a parent. With economic turmoil reaching the boiling point and many companies freezing any extra spending, American families are more strapped than ever. So if you’re feeling guilty because you can’t buy your child that video game system he desperately wants for Christmas, or […]

Schizophrenia For Dummies® Offers Advice and Tools to Empower Mental Health Consumers and their Families

Schizophrenia for Dummies is a ground-breaking book that will improve public awareness, expand mental health literacy, and reduce the stigma and discrimination that stand in the way of helping people with schizophrenia lead the full lives they deserve.

7 Ways to Keep the Bad Money News in Perspective—and Your Money Safe

October 20, 2008 – If you watch, listen to, or read any news at all—heck, even if you just overhear snippets of water-cooler chatter—you’re probably feeling a wave of financial anxiety these days. (Okay, at times it’s more of a tsunami!) It’s hard to deny that the proposed $700 billion mortgage loan bailout has sobering […]