ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine from Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. When every second counts, ClinicalKey knows what clinicians need: fast answers built on trusted evidence.

ClinicalKey helps clinicians rapidly access evidence-based, peer reviewed information to improve speed to accurate diagnosis and treatment, with the goal of improving patient outcomes and lowering the high cost of care. Its features have been designed utilizing extensive research on the search behaviors and content preferences of doctors.

ClinicalKey is clinicians’ single source for trusted content covering more than 30 medical and surgical specialties. Content is indexed daily and continues to grow as new resources are published, ensuring that every decision clinicians make is based on the most current evidence. ClinicalKey’s Smart Search technology understands specific questions and pulls the most clinically relevant results from more than 1,000 reference books, 600 journals, 2,900 drug monographs, 17,000+ videos and more. Clinicians can always be sure they are applying the right evidence for each unique patient scenario.

ClinicalKey App for iOS Features:
• Persistent login
• Intuitive search with auto-suggest
• Ability to bookmark and save items
• Access to full-text books, full-text journals, guidelines, multimedia and more

To get started with ClinicalKey
1. Download the free ClinicalKey App
2. Sign in securely using your ClinicalKey or Institution account

What’s New

Version 1.10.8

What is new in this version?
- Minor bug fixes and enhancements

Ratings and Reviews

2.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

cheenicheeni ,

App needs serious work

This is rating app usability not the content UTD app >>>>CK app If CK wants to compete with big brother UTD - stop logging me out each time I minimize -have a save login feature easily accessible -landscape mode on iPhone with less screen overlap bug - favorite book saving option -options on screen color and text size please - cleaner experience that is less laggy -option for DL of material would no network is needed Please do this. For a grand a year for the IM packet we should have a more functional app since it is 2021. BEST resources in probably the worst app.

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.

expendable user ,

App Needs Serious Work

The resources on clinical key are great, but the implementation on this app is awful. There are basic features missing, such as a “find on page” function that even the stock Microsoft Notepad has. Users also cannot add books to a library or favorites list, so to access the same book at a later time you just have to search again for the book.

App Privacy

The developer, Elsevier Inc., has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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