ClinicalKey 12+

Elsevier Inc.

    • 2.3 • 40 Ratings
    • Free



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

2.3 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 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.

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

The developer, Elsevier Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Search History

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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