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Below is a sample of a Doody's Review including the star rating, bibliographic information, and Doody Expert Review.


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.

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