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Board Review

Library resources to help you study

How To Find Board Review Materials in the Library

Most board preparation materials are available as a print or digital books. 

Please note that relevant materials may be located in many locations in the library: the DMU Book Collection, Board Review, or Reserve. Board Review and Reserve materials are located behind the Circulation desk.

  • Materials in the Board Review collection can be checked out for 7 days and renewed five times online from your patron account in the catalog.
  • Materials in the Reserve collection may be checked out for 2 hours.
  • Materials in the DMU Book Collection may be checked out for 2 weeks

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

Search Tip 1: Track down materials by their 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

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