This tab will provide you with key resources for the NBCE Exam Part III.
NBCE Reference Texts Circulation Rules
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.
Overview - NBCE Part III
The NBCE Exam Part III includes subject examinations in each of these nine areas:
- case history
- physical examination
- neuromusculoskeletal examination
- diagnostic imaging
- clinical laboratory and special studies
- diagnosis or clinical impression
- chiropractic techniques
- supportive interventions
- case management
The NBCE does not divide the reference text list into subject areas.
Below is the reference text list in its entirety for NBCE Part III.
As a courtesy, Palmer Libraries have also included a section devoted to NBCE Exam Study Guides, which has links to books containing practice questions & answers. This information is located on a separate tab, titled "Study Guides - NBCE Exams", and it is organized by campus.
NBCE Part III 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.
Subject Guides @ Palmer - NBCE Exam Part III Topics
If you are looking for other resources to help you with studying at Palmer, be it for the NBCE or for your course work, check out the online subject guides listed below, created by our very own Palmer Library staff. New guides are created all the time, so check back with us soon for more.
- Last Updated Apr 5, 2017
A guide to physical therapy resources at Palmer and on the Web.
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- Last Updated May 9, 2017
Below are the links to reading assignments for the various sections of Active Care class. Each link will take you to a research article from Palmer’s library databases. Each article should be read prior to the lecture on the corresponding topic.
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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.