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Medical Student Resources and House Pages: Popular Library Resources

Resources for UMMS medical students, plus pages specific to Houses and maintained by the respective House Librarians.

Using these pages

All tabs on these pages include links to a variety of online, topic-specific resources.  Please note that most of these links are supplemental to required course materials and include materials that while accurate and from reliable sources, may present information that varies from what is taught at UMMS.

Core Online Journals

Links to some of the core health sciences journals available online via the Library. These journals represent a collection of the most accessed,  referenced and recommended journals in the field of Medicine.

Core Online Books

Links to some of the core medical books available online via the Library. These e-books represent a collection of books most used in coursework, most recommended by faculty, and most accessed by medical professionals.

Capstone Scholarship & Discovery Course Library Support

Board Prep Practice Questions - ONLINE RESOURCES


USMLEasy assists you to prepare for the USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 3. You’ll find thousands of online questions covering all the disciplines and organ systems covered on the exam — along with powerful customization features that allow you to focus on the topics you need to master and bypass what you already know.   Go to USMLEasy to set up a FREE account.  From the USMLE Easy home page, click "Institutional Sign In" on the top, right-hand corner of the page and then follow the prompts to set up a new account..


BoardVitals is an interactive and powerful board review tool. It contains reviews for all undergraduate USMLE step exams,  This link will open directly on the "sign up for a new account" page which also has a"login" button for current users.



Click here for a list of print study aids held by the Lamar Soutter Library.  All of these resources are on the library's Reserve Shelf for in-library use only.  Open the title link for information on call number for exact location on the shelf.


MedU is an online case-based learning environment available to all U Mass Worcester students.   Set up an account on the U Mass network and then access cases from any computer with your user name and password.  U Mass offers four of the Med U modules - CLIPP (Pediatrics), CORE (Radiology), SIMPLE (Internal Medicine) and WISE-MD (Surgery).

American Medical Student Research Journal

The American Medical Student Research Journal was created by medical students to give future physician-scientists the opportunity to develop the critical thinking skills needed to succeed in academia and clinical practice. The journal is authored, reviewed, and edited by medical students working under the guidance of faculty mentors. The journal seeks notable articles, of which a medical student is the primary author, which meet excellence in research standards.


Search for citations and articles related to your research or clinical questions.

EBM Resources

Visit the library's EBM Resource Portal for information, resources and tutorials about Evidence-Based Medicine. EBM Logo

Other Useful Tools

Here's a collection of things that might come in handy for you at some point.

Study Aids