Answered By: Ros Sykes
Last Updated: Jun 07, 2024     Views: 12458

You can reference these articles like a chapter in an edited book.  As this book is only available online it would also be useful to give your reader a URL and accessed date.

Include the following elements in your reference:

  • The author of the article
  • The last date the article was updated
  • The title of the article in single inverted commas
  • in StatPearls.  Treasure Island, (FL): StatPearls 
  • Available at URL (Accessed: day month year)

For example:

Tyrrell, P. et al. (2023) ‘Kubler-Ross stages of dying and subsequent models of grief’, in StatPearls. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls. Available at: (Accessed: 3 January 2024).

Narrative citation: Tyrrell et al. (2023)

Parenthetical citation: (Tyrrell et al., 2023)

Please note, this reference uses the Harvard style.  Please contact for advice on other referencing styles used at the University of Worcester.

Comments (10)

  1. Are updated date and access date the same in statpearls Please let us know because it has beeen a rollercoaster ride for us to know what the access date is
    by Right on Jan 03, 2024
  2. Thank you for your query.The date accessed is the date that you viewed the article. The date of update is the last date this article was changed. For StatPearls articles the last date updated is displayed below the article title and the author information.
    by Ask A Librarian on Jan 03, 2024
  3. How do you reference a Statpearls book as an inline citation in the Harvard referencing style?
    by thank you on Jan 09, 2024
  4. How would you cite in text as most Statpearls articles don't have a PDF to view to see page numbers. According to Harvard referencing, you need to add a page number in your in text citation for books.
    by Yen on Jan 10, 2024
  5. Thank you for your query. Your inline citation, or in-text citation, should be the author(s) of the article you are referencing and the date that the article was last updated.
    by Ask a Librarian on Jan 10, 2024
  6. Hi Yen. Thanks for your question. You are right. The University of Worcester guidance on Harvard referencing states that you should include a page number, where possible, when you use a direct quote or when are are paraphrasing rather than summarising. In the case of StatPearls articles, rather than providing a page number give the URL for the precise article you wish to reference as shown in the example above. Doing this will pinpoint the information you used for your reader.
    by Ask a Librarian on Jan 10, 2024
  7. Thank you. How about if I want to cite this in APA referencing style?
    by Justina on May 14, 2024
  8. Thanks for your query Justina. Here's the reference in APA 7th edition: Tyrrell, P., Harberger, S., Schoo, C., & Siddiqui, W. (2023, February 26). Kubler-Ross stages of dying and subsequent models of grief. In StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing.
    by Ask a Librarian on May 14, 2024
  9. How do I reference in Vancouver style articles on StatPeals?
    by Frank Chiwuzoh on May 27, 2024
  10. Systems of Vancouver vary, so it depends on what is required by your institution/ publication, but it'll look something like this: Tyrrell P, Harberger S, School C, Siddiqui W. Kubler-ross stages of dying and subsequent models of grief. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2024. Available from:
    by Allie Taylor on May 28, 2024