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Effective Database Searching: ClinicalKey

This guide to key library databases helps you decide which databases to use and assists you in searching them more effectively.

Search ClinicalKey

Search ClinicalKey

Note: You will first need to register to download & print pdfs

ClinicalKey Overview

ClinicalKey provides quick access to full-text medical and surgical resources including ebooks, journal articles, clinical practice guidelines, point-of-care clinical monographs, procedural guides, images, videos, drug information, and patient education handouts.


- Includes First Consult peer-reviewed point-of-care monographs

- Provides access to over 1000 e-books covering various medical and surgical specialties

- Search results are broken into categories by specialty and content type

- Images with copyright information are easily transferrable for use in presentations (must be for non-commercial use)

- Includes printable patient education handouts in both English and Spanish

- Free CME available for physicians (after creating a personal account)


- Targeted chiefly to physicians

- A personal account is needed to download e-book chapters as pdfs

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