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USMLE Step 2 Preparation: Online Study Resources and Databases

Ebooks, print books, and databases to help you ace Step 2 in your third year

Preparing for the USMLE Step 2

This guide contains information on the resources the library has for medical students who are in their third year and preparing to take the USMLE Step 2.  It includes a wide variety of electronic and print books to help you apply your knowledge in the practice of clinical medicine.

To learn more about the USMLE STEP 2, see their website at​ and

Online Study Resources

Access Medicine provides a variety of online resources needed to excel in basic science studies and clerkships with instant access to videos, interactive self-assessment, diagnostic tools, drug database, comprehensive textbooks, and so much more. It is an invaluable online medical resource that provides a complete spectrum of knowledge with essential information accessible anywhere and continuously updated with optimized content for any mobile device.  


The best selling Case Files content in an interactive format updated regularly. With this interactive format, it helps students learn and apply SUBJECT SPECIFIC clinical medicine concepts through their exposure to realistic patient scenarios. From Anatomy to Family Medicine, and beyond. You will learn by way of doing and not memorizing.

AccessMedicine offers online flashcards to supplement your studies. 
A select set of interactive flashcard content offers the following features:
  • Drill down by resource and/or topic to focus in on areas of weakness
  • Track cards you’ve already seen to prioritize studying
  • Save your favorite flashcards for quick review
  • Responsive on any mobile device


Students: For easy instructions on registering for an account, Please see our FAQ: or watch the video below.

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination


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