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This portion of the guide covers the books in the General Diagnosis list from the NBCE.


NBCE Reference Texts Circulation Rules

Good news!

Books located on the NBCE display shelves do circulate.  Please present a photo ID to a library staff member.

Circulation rules for NBCE Books:

  • Checked out for two hour period
  • Renewed one time for an additional two hours
  • May leave the library to an outside location -- study wherever you'd like!
  • Limited to three at a time.
  • No overnight checkout.  Items not returned by the end of the day will accumulate fines by the hour.

You may renew these items:

  • In person by bringing either the books or your ID to the library (3rd floor at the Davenport Campus)
  • By calling us during open hours at (563) 884-5209

Don't forget to bring the books back to the desk when they're due. Items need to be checked in by library staff so fines don't accumulate.

Fines for overdue NBCE books are $1.00 per hour per item.


General Diagnosis NBCE Reference Texts

Check your campus' designated NBCE area to find these titles. 

Davenport Campus: Occasionally, an NBCE reference text will also be on the required textbook list.  If you find a foam book in place of a book in the NBCE display that you'd like to check out, see the library staff at the second floor desk. The rules for checking out required textbooks are the same for those on the NBCE shelves.

San Jose Campus: Occasionally, an NBCE reference text will also be on the required textbook list.  If you find a plastic card in place of a book that you'd like to check out, see the library staff.

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Bates' Guide Physical Examination and History Taking - Bickley
Call Number: RC76 .B37 2013
ISBN: 9781609137625
Publication Date: 2012-11-12
11th ed.

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Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment - Lawrence M. Tierney (Editor)
Call Number: RC71 .K75 2016
ISBN: 0071494308
Publication Date: 2007-11-01

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DeGowin's Diagnostic Examination - Richard LeBlond; Donald Brown; Manish Suneja
Call Number: RC76 .D45 2015
ISBN: 9780071814478
Publication Date: 2014-09-05
10th edition.

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A Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests - Frances Fischbach; Marshall B. Dunning
Call Number: RB38.2 .F57 2015
ISBN: 9781451190892
Publication Date: 2014-01-27
9th edition.

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The Medical Interview - John L. Coulehan; Marian R. Block; John Coulehan; Marian Block
Call Number: RC65 .C68 2006
ISBN: 080361246X
Publication Date: 2005-09-29
5th ed.

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The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy - Robert S. Porter
Call Number: RC55 .M4 2011
ISBN: 9780911910193
Publication Date: 2011-07-20
19th ed.

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Mosby's Manual of Diagnostic and Laboratory Tests - Kathleen Deska Pagana; Timothy J. Pagana
Call Number: RB38.2 .P34 2014
ISBN: 9780323089494
Publication Date: 2013-11-08
5th edition.

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Seidel's Guide to Physical Examination - Jane W. Ball; Joyce E. Dains; John A. Flynn; Barry S. Solomon; Rosalyn W. Stewart
Call Number: RC76 .M63 2015
ISBN: 9780323112406
Publication Date: 2014-01-31
8th edition.



The study of individual reference texts or study guides will not guarantee that an individual will pass NBCE examinations.

Moreover, these lists are not comprehensive and do not imply that references not included on a list are inappropriate or of lesser value or quality than references that are included.

The NBCE does not endorse any particular study guide to assist test-takers, nor does Palmer College of Chiropractic.

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