Each Doody’s book record and review adheres to a consistent format and includes important elements that are of interest to our librarian subscribers as well as our licensing partners. The elements labeled in the pictures to the left are described below:

  1. Doody’s Star Rating
  2. Expert narrative review: Includes sections for the description, purpose, audience, contents/features, and assessment of the book. If applicable, the review will include information about web features or contents that accompany the print book.
  3. Bibliographic information, including the book’s subject areas.
  4. eBook discoverability links that take subscribers directly to the book’s page on the aggregator platform of their choice.
  5. List Manager
  6. Expert questionnaire: Includes questions pertaining to critical collection development criteria.

We invite you to explore the anatomy of Doody’s review for yourself. Below are three reviews we’ve made publicly available so you can see how reviews on Doody’s Review Service and Doody’s Core Titles help our librarian audience make informed acquisitions decisions.

Communicable Disease Control and Health Protection Handbook, 4th Edition on Doody’s Review Service

Advancing Your Career: Concepts in Professional Nursing, 7th Edition on Doody’s Review Service

The American Psychiatric Association Publishing Textbook of Psychosomatic Medicine and Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, 3rd Edition on Doody’s Core Titles