a. STAT!Ref

By Susan Lessick (UC Irvine), Resource Liaison

STAT!Ref is an information resource that offers full-text, cross-searchable access to the contents of 45 classic medical and drug reference books.  The latest edition of each title is provided.  Shared Catalogers are cataloging the records for the individual titles in STAT!Ref; the records will be available soon.  You will be able to link directly to each individual title from the catalog with separate URLs (PIDs).  The medical texts in STAT!Ref include:

5 Minute Emergency Medicine Consult (1999)
ACS Surgery: Principles & Practice (2003)
AHFS Drug Information® (2003)
Basic and Clinical Pharmacology (2001)
Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinical Dermatology (2001)
Current Critical Care Diagnosis & Treatment (2003)
Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Cardiology (2003)
Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Gastroenterology (2003)
Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Orthopedics (2003)
Current Emergency Diagnosis & Treatment (1992)
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment (2004)
Current Obstetric & Gynecologic Diagnosis & Treatment (2003)
Current Pediatric Diagnosis & Treatment (2003)
Current Surgical Diagnosis & Treatment (2003)
Davis’s Drug Guide for Nurses (2003)
Degowin’s Diagnostic Examination (2000)
Delmar’s Guide to Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests (2002)
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (2000)
Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations (2001)
Diseases and Disorders: A Nursing Therapeutics Manual (2002)
Ellenhorn’s Medical Toxicology (1997)
Family Medicine: Principles and Practice (2003)
Geriatric Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach (2003)
Griffith’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult (2004)
ICU Book (1998)
Ingenix ICD-9-CM Vols 1&3 and CPT® with RVUs Data File (2003)
Internal Medicine (1998)
Medical Immunology (2001)
Merck Manual of Diagnosis & Therapy (1999)
Mosby’s Drug Consult™ (2003)
Nurse’s Pocket Guide: Diagnosis, Interventions, and Rationales (2002)
Principles and Practice of Emergency Medicine (1999)
Principles of Surgery (1999)
Review of General Psychiatry (2000)
Review of Medical Physiology (2003)
Review of Natural Products (2003)
Rudolph’s Pediatrics (2002)
Smith’s General Urology (2004)
Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2001)
Treatments of Psychiatric Disorders (2001)
USP DI® Advice for the Patient (2004)
USP DI® Drug Information for the Health Care Professional (2004)
WebMD® Scientific American® Medicine (2003)
Williams Obstetrics (2001)

STAT!Ref allows you to search in individual books, selected books, or all books.  Hypertext links within the articles allow you to view tables and illustrations.  STAT!Ref permits the use of Boolean operators, and allows you to select how NEAR (how many words apart) words should be. Special features include free access to Stedman’s Medical Dictionary and links to the tables of contents for all books in STAT!Ref.

STAT!Ref negotiations were completed by Barbara Schader at UCLA on behalf of the Health Sciences librarians.  Seven participating campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Diego, and San Francisco) will pay an annual subscription fee and share 15 simultaneous user ports for the electronic medical book collection.  The licensing agreement also authorizes the use of reasonable portions of the licensed materials for course reserves and interlibrary loan.

The URL for participating campuses is:
http://online.statref.com/default.asp?grpalias=LDBL