Our Preston Medical librarians and library associates are certified health information specialists. They are available on-site for walk-in assistance to help research specific health and wellness topics.  



Health Information Center
The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920


Consumer & patient health information services, including links to reliable consumer health information and data on the major health issues affecting Tennessee residents.

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The Health Information Center collection reflects the needs of patients, their family members and the community by focusing the collection on the most prevalent of the major diseases of Tennessee residents. 

The Health Information Center collection includes recent, reliable health information regarding diseases encompassed under the university of Tennessee Centers of Excellence, other prevalent diseases, and general consumer health and wellness information.


The Health Information Center's holdings include approximately 200 books, which are shelved by call number according to the Library of Congress classification system. Search for books using the online catalog. Health Information Center books will be identified by the location “Consumer Health Collection " and the call number. For more help finding books, please contact us or come to the service desk.


Health Information Center offers an extensive health library made available from the electronic resources. Databases include UpToDate:Patient handouts, Health and Wellness Resource Center, Health Reference Academic, PubMed

Other Collections

In addition to the Health Information center collection, the Preston Medical Library collection includes access to over 10,000 journals online, 350 E-Books and over 500 individual print journal titles. Journals are shelved alphabetically by title for easy retrieval. For more information about finding resources from the Preston Medical Library collections, contact us or come to the service desk.