Over the past few years we have had to reduce our Stat!Ref subscriptions due to important resources such as McGraw-Hill content and the American Psychiatric Association’s DSM being pulled by the publishers. As publishers were removing their content, Stat!Ref made a policy change and no longer gave us title by title pricing. Their pricing system changed to a weighted system, so the more resources you added, the more competitive their price was.
Over the years usage has decreased and it was noticed that we had duplicate coverage for many of the resources that were being used in Stat!Ref. As a result, we were no longer adding to Stat!Ref and instead were cancelling individual titles due to overlap. Because of the weighted system, we were not seeing the reduction in costs that one would expect. As a result, we have decided to cancel Stat!Ref as of July 2014 and use that money to purchase resources that are not duplicated elsewhere and that will be used more frequently.
If you have used “The Review of Natural Products” which was available in Stat!Ref , you can now use Natural Standard.
Natural Standard is available on the library’s Electronic Resources page. It provides evidence-based information about complementary and alternative medicine including dietary supplements and integrative therapies. Grades reflect the level of available scientific data for or against the use of each therapy for a specific medical condition.
If you used “AHFS Drug Information” in Stat!Ref, this resource is embedded throughout Lexi-Comp. Lexi-Comp is also available from the library’s Electronic Resources page. Simply enter the drug name to pull up a list of your options and select the AHFS DI link.
If you have any questions or concerns about Stat!Ref content, please contact the library at 909-469-5323 ask for Reference or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.