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Board Review

Library resources to help you study

How To Find Board Review Materials in the Library

The library has two test databanks to help you prepare. ExamMaster and Board Vitals. The library has a research guide for both platforms.


Please note, most board preparation materials are available as a print or digital book. 

Search Tips - Find Board Review and Practice Tests in the Library Catalog

Search Tip 1: Search by publication series

Examples of a few popular series:

  • BRS (Board Review Series)
  • Case Files
  • PreTest
  • Made Ridiculously Simple
  • UnderGround Clinical Vingnettes
  • DejaReview
  • Blueprints
  • FirstAid
  • Lange Q&A
  • Lange Outline Review
  • Secrets
  • Rapid Review

Try searching for the series name as a keyword combined with your subject area of interest. For example: “first aid” AND immunology;  pretest AND pharmacology.


Search Tip 2: Search the library catalog for the subject heading 'board review'

If you access the Advanced Search option you can combine this subject heading with another subject area. You can furhter limit results to ebooks if you are off campus and a digital option works best for you.

board review is a subject heading in library catalog


Search Tip 3: Search for the name of the test as a keyword search

For example: COMLEX, “CPH Exam", PANCE, or USMLE.

Free Board Resources

Phone: (515) 271-1537

Email: library.dmu.edu