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Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences

Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences, the essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all size, takes an innovative approach to creating a core title list. Using online publication systems, the collective judgments of almost 200 content specialists and librarians are distilled into a comprehensive list covering 121 specialties. Titles are selected by the content specialists and librarians, then the librarians score each title and make Essential Purchase recommendations. The result is Doody's Core Titles - and the process is repeated each year.

History of Doody's Core Titles

Doody's Core Titles is the respected successor to the Brandon/Hill Selected Lists, which served as a collection development guide for hospital libraries for 40 years until it ceased publication in 2004. Because of Doody Enterprises' reputation for providing objective, timely, authoritative reviews of newly published health sciences books, librarians, publishers and medical book wholesalers contacted the company after the announcement in April 2004 of the discontinuation of the Brandon/Hill lists to consider publishing a core title list.

At the Annual Meeting of the MLA in Washington, DC, in May 2004, Doody Enterprises announced its plans to introduce the inaugural edition of a web-based annual publication by the 4th quarter of 2004. With the input of numerous librarians, health sciences professionals, medical book wholesalers and the Library Board of Advisors, in December of 2004, Doody Enterprises published the first edition of Doody's Core Titles in the Health Sciences, was published just 8 months after the Brandon/Hill discontinuation announcement. A new edition of Doody's Core Titles is published every May in time for the MLA meeting.

For more information or to order, visit: http://www.doody.com/dct/.