About Our Review Codes

Explanation of Code Symbols Used in Reviews

Current Codes

* Asterisks denote titles of special distinction

R  = Recommended

Ad = Additional book of acceptable quality for collections needing more material in the area.

M = Marginal book that is so slight in content or has so many weaknesses in style or format that it should be given careful consideration before purchase.

NR = Not recommended


Legacy Codes

These codes are no longer used by the Bulletin but may be found in past reviews.

SpC = Subject matter or treatment will tend to limit the book to specialized collections.

SpR = A book that will have appeal for the unusual reader only. Recommended for the special few who will read it.