Exam Preparation

Library of the Health Sciences

Studying for SHELF EXAMS with Library Resources

LWW Health Library - Clerkship/Clinical Rotations collections contains both texts and practice quizes to help you prepare for Shelf exams. Follow these steps to utilize the Self Assessment section of this resource.

  1. To begin, click Self Assessment from the horizontal menu at the top of the homepage.
  2. Before you can access and customize quizzes, Create a Free Personal Account.
    *You may use any email address and password that you will remember. Your Personal Account is already affiliated with our UND SMHS subscription because you access LWW Health from our website.
  3. Click on the rotation in which you are interested.
  4. Start Quiz to complete all question for that rotation, or click on a sub-topic to access the relevant questions. For example, click Cardiology to access the 194 question related to that topic.
  5. After selecting the block of questions, you can further customize your quiz – number of questions, time allotted for each question, and areas for focus.

If you have any questions about using LWW Health Library – Clerkship/Clinical Rotations, Ask a Librarian.

Studying for USMLE STEP EXAMS with Library Resources

Go to LWW Health Library from the library website and click Texts to view General Refrence / Exam Prep materials. Or follow the links below to view specific texts.

Step-Up to USMLE Step 2 CK

Boards and Wards for USMLE Step 2

Step-Up to USMLE Step 3

Go to Exam Master from the library website (or click on this link). You will need to register for a free personal account in order to use this resource. Click "Create Exams" on the left navigational pane.


  • Take premade USMLE Step 1 and/or Step 2 practice exams.
  • Custom-build practice exams with subject-specific question banks.
  • Flag or annotate questions for further review. 
  • Build flashcards.


Go to AccessMedicine from the library website. Click the Study Tools heading at the top of the screen. Select Clerkship Topics to access the listed topics in multiple ebooks contained in AccessMedicine. Some ebooks will also include review questions. Select Review Questions to take practice quizzes. You will need a free personal account to take create and complete customized quizzes. Available to current UND students, faculty, and staff only.

Online resources available to anyone