board reviews

BoardVitals board reviews now on STAT!Ref!

BoardVitals

The LSUHSC-New Orleans Libraries are pleased to announce that we now have access to a new exam review database, BoardVitals.  Our access to BoardVitals is available through our subscription to STAT!Ref.

Our subscription includes 8 test banks:

  • NBDE Part I
  • NBDE Part II
  • NCLEX-PN
  • NCLEX-RN
  • USMLE Step 1
  • USMLE Step 1, Part 2
  • USMLE Step 2
  • USMLE Step 3

Setting up an account is easy with your lsuhsc.edu email address!

There are a few ways to get to the BoardVitals registration page:

  • If you are on campus, you can go directly to the BoardVitals sign up page: https://www.boardvitals.com/users/sign_up, or you can log in to the STAT!Ref database from the Library’s web page, and then click on the BoardVitals link.
  • If you are off-campus, you can access the STAT!Ref database from the Library’s web page remotely using your library barcode and PIN. Don’t forget to use an “Off Campus Access” link.  Once you are logged into our STAT!Ref subscription, click on the BoardVitals link.

Fill out the sign-up application on the BoardVitals platform making sure to use your lsuhsc.edu email account.  Shortly after you submit your application, BoardVitals will send you an email with a link to accept and confirm your account.  Once that process is complete, you can sign in using your email address and new password to access our subscribed tests.  You can then access BoardVitals through our STAT!Ref database or by going directly to the BoardVitals web site: http://www.boardvitals.com/.

Please note that once on the BoardVitals platform, there will be options to trial or purchase other test banks on your account (and personal dollar).  These options are not funded through our subscription.

BoardVitals has created some helpful video tutorials, so be sure to check those out – https://www.boardvitals.com/video.

We hope you find this new resource helpful in your studies!

It Came From the Stacks

In honor of everyone using their time this summer to study for their board exams, this month’s “It Came From the Stacks” post is about a board review text.  However, you might not want to use it for your boards as it was published 107 years ago.

Underwood & Gabell’s Aids to Dental Surgery is one volume in their “Student’s aids series.”  The book is small and as the author states in his preface, “condense(s) into a concise form that department of the science of dental surgery which is capable of such treatment.”  Underwood states that the books concentrates on matters which are likely to be included on examinations.  “If the book smooths the path of any of the large body of dental students, with whose education and welfare my daily work has been and is so largely concerned, I shall feel that its object has been accomplished.”

Within this slim, 126 page book, the authors cover the breadth of dental science including bacteriology, hygiene, injuries and illnesses of the pulp, periosteum, mucous membrane, and jaws, extraction of teeth, and diseases arising from diseases of the teeth and gums.

aids to dental surgery

LSUHSC-NO Libraries is lucky enough to hold one of only 12 copies of this work in the world.  If you’d like to come take a look at this book or any of our more recent board review materials, please contact us or stop in to see us.