ClinicalKey is an Elsevier product which bills itself as a clinical search engine. It is tailored to support point of care settings. Content includes select Elsevier books and journals, drug monographs, practice guidelines, videos, and images. Product details and related information from the publisher may be found here.
Start searching at the home page with a word or short phrase. Search results will be grouped through these tabs:
- Source types
- Books selected from Elsevier medical and surgical products
- Medline Abstracts including the UT FindIt link
- Full text articles from select Elsevier journals
- First Consult articles – largely systematic reviews from the Cochrane Collaboration
- Drug Monographs from the Elsevier product Clinical Pharmacology
- Guidelines from the National Guideline Clearinghouse, journals, and professional and government agencies
- Patient Education handouts which may be customized
- Images selected from Elsevier books and journals
- Videos including medical procedures
- Study types include the filters systematic reviews, meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, and narrative reviews.
- Specialty filters include areas as Advanced Basic Science, Allergy and Immunology, Critical Care Medicine, and Endocrinology
Alternatively, one may browse ClinicalKey contents through the links in the upper right corner of the home page. No indexes are included in any of these content types:
Registration (free!) allows for these special features: saving content, search history, and saved searches. One may also create Powerpoint presentations with images from the saved content.
At this time UT affiliates do not have access to the CME section.
- Some Web browsers work better than others with this interface.
- No one source is complete for any subject! At times it may be wise to supplement Clinical Key with similar resources as AccessMedicine and DynaMed,. Go to the UT Library guides for more options.
- Comprehensive journal article searching is best done by searching the databases directly. For example, PubMed allows for more filters than ClinicalKey and includes searching by subject.
- ClinicalKey does not always find all relevant National Guideline Clearinghouse guidelines for a given topic.