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Consumer Health


The Lamar Soutter Library provides health-related information for use by researchers and consumers (patients, their families, those seeking information on specific health topics) and health care providers. The content is offered for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or relied upon for diagnosis or treatment. Neither the Lamar Soutter Library nor the University of Massachusetts can be held responsible or liable for complications, injuries or other accidents arising from the use of information on this site. Listing of resources and other websites is based upon the quality of information available and is not an endorsement of any particular service.


This guide is designed to help direct you to health information.

The Lamar Soutter Library on the University Campus of UMass in Worcester is open to patients at UMMHC and their families as well as the public. There are computers available for looking up health information and there is always someone here who can help you get started.

The Homer Gage Library on the Memorial Campus also maintains a consumer health collection. Choose the Memorial Campus tab on this guide for directions, hours, and more information.

Please see our website for more information about the library and services.

Evaluating Websites

When searching for health information on the internet it is important that you are able to judge the quality of the information. These resources offer tips for evaluating websites that provide health information.

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Health information from the National Library of Medicine. Easy access to Medline and Health topics, medical dictionaries, directories and publications.

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