STAT!Ref - SR Online

By: Statref  09-12-2011
Keywords: Health Tips, Education Professionals, Clinical Relevance,

STAT!Ref® online is a cross-searchable, healthcare reference e-source that integrates core titles with evidence-based resources and innovative tools all in one location.

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What is STAT!Ref online?

STAT!Ref Online is a web application. A browser with full JavaScript support and Flash support for audio and video is all that is needed by the user.

Ease of use

• STAT!Ref is intuitive to use. Most users are comfortable in a matter of minutes with how to use STAT!Ref effectively to find the information they need.

• STAT!Ref uses an AND search by default. The Boolean operators supported are: AND; OR; NOT; ADJ (adjacent); and OADJ (ordered adjacent).

• STAT!Ref provides an Advanced Search feature. This feature allows just a selection of particular titles to be searched, instead of the default of searching all titles. It provides document type selections so that only particular types of text are searched: text (regular chapter text); tables (columnar table text); Figures (image captions); video (video captions); and headers (table of contents entries - the hierarchy of the text).

• On the Results page presented after searching there are filters to allow only particular areas of interest, or disciplines to be selected, narrowing the displayed results to the titles contained within the selected discipline.

AAFP Conditions A to Z
In English and Spanish
STAT!Ref includes this patient information tool that's been written and reviewed by physicians and patient education professionals at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Common conditions, treatments and health tips are listed alphabetically or cross-searchable in STAT!Ref Online.

Bibliographic Citations
Citations for use in research papers can be generated by using the Bibliographic Citations feature at the bottom of every STAT!Ref document. You can export citations suitable for use in either RefWorks or EndNote. They are also available in plain text.

Dictionaries
Choose the one that best suits your needs and it will be integrated directly into your subscription:

• Stedman's Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions
Perfect for Dentistry. Substitute this dictionary as your default dictionary.

• Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary
Taber's 21st is today's most comprehensive health science dictionary.

Evidence Alerts
These alerts provide email delivery and access to current EBM information and research from over 130 premier clinical journals. These alerts are pre-rated for clinical relevance and newsworthiness by a panel of practicing physicians through McMaster University. Choose the disciplines within Medicine, Nursing and Rehabilitation and receive EBM updates daily or weekly.

HL7 Infobutton
STAT!Ref utilizes the HL7 (Health Level Seven) Infobutton search with electronic health records. This allows doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals who review a patient's health record quick access to STAT!Ref resources. If provides value for EMR/EHR systems, but can be integrated into any information system.

MedCalc 3000 The Complete Edition
MedCalc 3000 is a collection of over 520 calculations, clinical criteria sets and decision trees in STAT!Ref. With every search you perform, STAT!Ref automatically presents links to relevant EBM tools within MedCalc 3000. Some of the tools included are clinical Criteria Sets, Decision Trees, Medical equations, Unit and Dose Converters, Calculations and Equations by Specialty.

PubMed & The National Guidelines Clearing House
STAT!Ref automatically searches PubMed and the National Guidelines Clearing House for matched results. Related concepts are displayed using the Metathesaurus, provided by the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System. Users with a PubMed account can register their PubMed holding name or otool id with us and link directly to PubMed full articles. Users without a PubMed account will still get access to PubMed citations.

Search Enhancements
When a search is performed in STAT!Ref, results from , and four web sites provided by the will appear in the Additional Resources section.

You get all of this at no extra cost

  • 9 Different ways to search STAT!Ref
  • 24/7 access as long as you have an internet connection and the proper authentication
  • Athens Support: Open Athens, My Athens & Shibboleth
  • Doody's Core Titles: Many STAT!Ref titles are on the Doody Core Title list
  • Federated Search Support: EBSCO, Ex Libris, OVID, and Serials Solutions, just to name a few
  • Marc Records: Download your MARC Records at anytime
  • Nursing Pod Casts: By author and Professor Sally Lagerquist, RN, MS
  • STAT!Notes: Bookmark pertinent information with an editable STAT!Note
  • Statistics & Reports: Easy to access and use
  • Versatile Packaging: Configurable to meet your needs and your budget

Add any of our Premier content and you have a robust and complete one stop place for all of your resources

  • ACP Medicine Platinum Plus in conjunction with BC Decker for Residency & Surgery programs
  • Anatomy.tv by Primal Inc.
  • Anatomy and Physiology Online by Primal Inc.
  • Coding: HCPCS II, ICD-9-CM Vols. 1,2 & 3, ICD 10, CPT with RVUs Data File, INGENIX®
  • Drug Information: AHFS Drug Information®, DrugPoints® System, Handbook on Injectable Drugs and many more..
  • EBM: ACP Medicine, ACP PIER®, Pharmacotherapy, Geriatrics and Nursing just to name a few..
  • Surgical Videos: From Northwestern University

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Can I create durable links to titles and resources?

Does STAT!Ref have printing capabilities?

Yes. STAT!Ref does include a print feature which will print the document currently being viewed. Because of the digital nature of these documents it is sometimes hard to know how many pages will print. The electronic version does not have page numbers so it is often better to try and print just a selection of text.

How do I add titles, IPs or increase concurrent users?

Please contact your STAT!Ref account manager if you would like to make any changes to your account.

How do I get usage statistics?

In order to access and run statistic reports, you must have a Statistician level user account or higher. Once logged in as a Statistician, follow the Reports link in the toolbar. A Statistician account was provided at the time your institution subscribed to STAT!Ref Online. Additionally, a Client Manager account may have been provided. If so, the Client Manager for your institution can set up additional Statisticians. Any Statistician may access the statistic reports, as well as the Client Manager.

In a case where there was not a Statistician or Client Manager setup, you can contact customer service and they will be happy to either setup an account for you depending upon the subscription circumstances or they will run stats for you and provide you with a report.

How do I know when a title or resource updates?

Our new titles, new editions and supplemental updates are done seamlessly behind the scenes as soon as possible after the information is released to us from the various publishers.

Links to all "New and Updated" titles can be found on our title pages. Go to

What's New

link at the bottom of the STAT!Ref Online search screen. Notes on title updates that have taken place are available from the footer of STAT!Ref Online pages through the

Title Updates

link in the lower right corner.

How do I provide suggested changes to STAT!Ref?

How do I setup a "My STAT!Ref" Preferences Account?

Log in to STAT!Ref - if you are not IP authenticated, ask your librarian for log in details.
Click on the Preferences link
Enter your email address as your user name
Create a password
Thats it, your done! Now you can signup for Evidence Alerts, Medical News Feeds and access the Link Wizard.

How do I setup Evidence Alerts?

How do I setup Evidence Alerts RSS Feeds?

How do I suspend my Evidence Alerts while I'm on vacation?

I forgot my Evidence Alerts password

What platforms are supported?

Any computer with a modern browser.

Where can I get help on how to use STAT!Ref Online?

If you are in STAT!Ref Online then the Help link in the toolbar has answers to most questions on how to use STAT!Ref Online. When you open the help page you will see the help section divided into 3 categories:

Client Manager Help

Statistician Help

User Help

Different levels of help are available based on your own user level. The Client Manager is the person within your institution who manages your STAT!Ref account. The Client Manager has access to the group's properties page -- they may view all of the group's properties and may configure username accounts as well as access the usage reports that Statisticians use.

The Statistician may generate and view statistics reports, but does not have access to group properties or username accounts.

Users have the default access level for STAT!Ref Online which they can use to find answers by using search, the table of contents and the dictionary. Users do not have access to account management or to statistics reports.

Where can I get training tools to help educate others on how to use STAT!Ref?

Please see our

page. If you don't find what you're looking for there or need something more customized or of a higher quantity, you can call us at 1 800 901 5494 or e-mail us at

and we will supply you with whatever you need.

Which browsers are supported?

Officially supported browser versions are major version minus 1; e.g. Internet Explorer 8 is the official released version of IE (version 9 is in beta). So STAT!Ref supports IE 7 and later (officially). Unofficially, we do strive to maintain functionality for older browsers which requires some functionality to degrade as gracefully as possible.

"To me it's essential to save users and dentists time.. we've never had a single problem.. STAT!Ref has made it easy, it's been great."

-- Cindy Scroggins, Director of Baylor Health Science Library and Baylor school of Dentistry

"STAT!Ref offers a smart search engine, so the searcher doesn't need to be."

-- Annis Lee Adams, Health Sciences Library at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of medicine


Keywords: Bibliographic Citations, Clinical Relevance, Education Professionals, Health Tips, Nursing And Rehabilitation,

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