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USMLE Step 1: Online Study Resources and Databases

Print and electronic resources for the USMLE Step 1 exam

Preparing for the USMLE

This guide contains information on the resources the library has for preparing for the USMLE Step 1 in your second year of medical school. It includes a wide variety of electronic and print books to help you apply your knowledge of basic science principles in the practice of clinical medicine.

To learn more about the USMLE STEP 1, see their website at 

Online 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 its interactive format, it helps students learn and apply basic science and clinical medicine concepts through their exposure to realistic patient scenarios.

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.

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