See what others are saying about Doody's Core Titles®
Core Title Selection Process
Contributing Selectors and Others
eBook Aggregator Partners
History and Background
Frequently Asked Questions
Other Doody's Services
Privacy Statement
Additional Products and Services for Libraries
The 2023 edition of this essential collection development tool for health sciences libraries of all sizes represents the collective wisdom of almost 200 medical librarians and content experts on the must-have titles in 121 specialties!


DCT 2023 Basic Edition

  • A newly selected list of the most distinguished references by subject area so you can critically evaluate which are necessary additions to your collection.
  • eBook links take you directly to eBook aggregators that carry online versions of titles on the list
  • Monthly newsletter keeps you apprised of new eBooks and new editions of DCT titles, as well as valuable industry news.
  • BH Icon denotes that a previous version of a DCT title appeared on the final Brandon/Hill lists
  • Simple, web-based interface: with Innovative, practical tools to...
    • SEARCH by specialty, publisher, author, title
    • FILTER for Essential Purchase titles, titles new to the list, eBooks, and more
    • EXPORT or search results or filtered lists to a CSV file
    • PRINT search results or filtered lists
  • Cover images and tables of contents on many titles.
  • Publisher information: PDF files of publishers' brochures on select titles.
  • Easy book ordering through your distributor: Major medical book wholesalers integrate DCT tiles into the library's approval plan.
  • Streamlined ordering system: Now easier than ever to order online.


DCT 2023 Premium Edition

  • All the features of Basic, PLUS...
  • Expert Reviews: From the most trusted and comprehensive source of objective expert evaluations of health sciences titles, Doody's Review Service.
  • Questionnaires and Star Ratings: See exactly how an expert in the field evaluated various attributes of a title to arrive at its Star Rating.
  • Links to Google Book Search for content excerpts.
  • Updated weekly with new reviews and new Google and eBook links.