ClinicalKey 12+

Elsevier Inc.

    • 2.5 • 56 Ratings
    • Free




Access the latest advances in clinical knowledge anytime, anywhere with ClinicalKey®- the essential resource for medical professionals..

ClinicalKey combines the speed of synoptic content with the depth of a comprehensive clinical reference tool in one intuitive solution to provide clinicians trusted information in the moments that matter most. With ClinicalKey, you can:
• Stay abreast of rapidly expanding clinical knowledge
• Quickly confirm diagnosis and treatment information
• Advance critical thinking skills and research

Please note: To access our extensive content library, ensure you have a subscription to ClinicalKey from your organization.

To get started:
1. Download the free ClinicalKey app for iOS on your iPad® or iPhone®.
2. Follow the prompts to connect to your organization’s account.The app will ask questions to get you to the right content.
3. Choose the method of access that is right for you:
4. Select Access via Network if you need a quick answer and your device is connected to your organization's network.
5. Select Access via Institution for other ways to connect.
6. Once you have gained access, create or sign- in to your Elsevier ClinicalKey user account to save favorites and earn CME/MOC/CE/MOC/CE.

Because you want to find a better way to help your patients

ClinicalKey combines the speed of synoptic content with the depth of a comprehensive clinical reference tool in one intuitive solution to give clinicians trusted information in the moments that matter. With the ClinicalKey, clinicians will be able to:
• Enhance patient care with trusted resources and deep insights across 30+ specialties
• Combine efficiency and confidence in your practice with access to quick answers and information that is continuously updated
• Excel in your field by building foundational knowledge and keeping up with the latest trends through full-text reference books and journals, while earning free CME/MOC/CE credit
• Stay abreast of rapidly expanding clinical knowledge
• Quickly confirm diagnosis and treatment information
• Advance critical thinking skills and research

ClinicalKey App for iOS Features:
• Trusted Comprehensive content covering more than 30 medical and surgical specialties
• Easy-to-scan, clinically focused medical topic synopses
• Intuitive search with auto-suggest/
• Easy search with auto-completion
• Direct navigation to your favorite books and journals
• Mobile-optimized medical calculators
• Access to full-text books, full-text journals, guidelines, multimedia and more
• Access via Institutional IP; individuals will not be able to earn CME/MOC/CE, save, or share content when using IP authentication. Please register for remote access via your institutional web version of ClinicalKey .

ClinicalKey Registrants (non-IP) customers will enjoy:

• Opportunity to earn CME and fulfill MOC requirements with the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
• Ability to favorite and save content
• Option to print and email topics, videos or graphics
• Earn and track free CME/MOC/CE credit
Ability to favorite and save content
Print and email topics, videos or graphics to patients and colleagues

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What’s New

Version 2.3.0

Our utmost priority is to provide you with an exceptional ClinicalKey experience. In this update, we have implemented bug fixes and enhancements to guarantee the app's ongoing speed and reliability, ensuring you have a seamless and dependable experience.

Introducing Clinical Overviews to Drug Monograph Drug Links.

Ratings and Reviews

2.5 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

mazzzgang ,

Finally updated, unfortunately worse

The new UI consists of a search box, and nothing else. Bring back a browse feature at the very least. This app should have feature parity with the website.

Edit: adding a star because they’ve listened to feedback regarding the browse feature. Biggest issue at the moment is the app constantly logging users out and the email login system is a pain - I always opt for UTD/Dynamed because of this. After that, it still needs some serious UI/UX refinement but at this point my expectations are a bare minimum.

Developer Response ,

Dear mazzzgang,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about the ClinicalKey app. We appreciate your input and value your opinion.

We understand your concern about the lack of a traditional browse feature. However, we are pleased to tell you about some additional capabilities we have created to help you get to the right books and journals quicker. To do this, start by entering the name of the book or journal in the search bar. As you type, suggestions will appear below the bar. When you see the name of the book or journal you want, tap it to go directly to the title page and explore the complete journal collection or table of contents.

We acknowledge that some ClinicalKey users may still prefer to explore via traditional directory browse functionality, and we will take this into account for future releases.

Thank you again for your feedback and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further suggestions or concerns. ClinicalKey Support Center:

Best regards,
The ClinicalKey team

Netter Enthusiast ,

Very similar to web experience

I have not experienced the forced logout that others have stated in their reviews and I suspect it is because I am logging in with the personal account I created after I accessed the clinical key website through my school’s library as opposed to using my school’s login credentials. My suggestion would be to try that route. As for the app itself, it functions very similar to the website. I can access the same material (including textbooks) that I could on the website. The only things I wish it had that the website had is the ability to “find on page” and change the size of the text. If I were king for a day (or, if someone from CK is reading this) I would enable web users and app users to favorite books—whole books, not just chapters or images from them. Having to constantly search for the names of textbooks gets tedious.

RandyK29582 ,

Great Content, Horrible app

Elsevier publishes some of my favorite books and journals, and everything works great on a desktop or laptop, but if you are using the app on iPhone or iPad, it is a dreadful experience. You get continuous warnings that your network has changed, even when it hasn’t, and why the app even cares is beyond me. The textbook search engine will not take you to the requested textbook, and there is no list to jog your memory, just a place to enter a textbook name from memory. Searching for articles often leads you to something completely unrelated to the key words you entered. The application also will not run in the background, so if you leave to use another app, you lose everything you were looking at.

Looks from reviews like these problems have been present for several years, though the app is only at v. 1.something, so not so not well attended to. Unless you plan to use clinical key only on your computer, I would skip it and go with Up to Date.

App Privacy

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  • Contact Info
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  • Search History

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