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STAT!Ref’s Mobile App

E-books from STAT!Ref are available in a convenient mobile app for on-the-go access for Pitt and UPMC users.


The STAT!Ref Mobile App provides access to the following e-books:

Compatible Devices

The STAT!Ref app is free to download. It is available for the iPhone/iPad from the iTunes App Store, for Android devices from Google Play and the Amazon App Store, and for BlackBerry (OS 5 or later) by accessing the app link from your Blackberry device. Note that STAT!Ref videos do not play on Android devices due to incompatibility.

Getting Started

For access to the STAT!Ref app, you need to create a My STAT!Ref account on the STAT!Ref Web site.

Account Creation:

  1. Direct your browser to STAT!Ref.
  2. In the upper right corner, click on My STAT!Ref.
  3. Create your account by entering your e-mail address and then select: No, I want to create a My STAT!Ref account.
  4. Complete the required information and then click on Create Account.
  5. Click on the Temporary Login Account tab and then click on Activate/Renew.

My STAT!Ref accounts expire after 90 days. Two weeks before the expiration date, STAT!Ref will send you an e-mail reminder to refresh your account.

Search Features

The STAT!Ref app is very easy to use. Simple searches can be done across all e-books, or an individual e-book can be searched or browsed. E-book content is interactive and includes figures, tables, images, and videos. You can link to PubMed and freely available articles from links within the app. The app also includes a “Define” feature that provides a definition for any selected word.

For help creating your account or using the mobile version, please contact STAT!Ref Product Support. For additional help using the mobile app or the full STAT!Ref site, contact the HSLS Main Desk at 412-648-8866 or send an e-mail to Ask a Librarian.

~ Julia Jankovic

Posted in the February 2013 Issue