Website of the Month: ClinicalKey

If you need fast access to reliable evidence based clinical information we recommend that you try ClinicalKey.


The search function is similar to Google but you can filter your  results by study type – systematic reviews etc., date, speciality or content type.

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You may just want to browse the latest issue of Lancet: Oncology; you may need a quick overview of Fibromyalgia; perhaps you need to check a fact in Gray’s Basic Anatomy or need an image to illustrate a presentation about Diabetic Foot or a video to explain venous cannula insertion to a group of students.  ClinicalKey can provide quick access to all of these and so much more.

When logged-in with an NHS ATHENS password you can access the full functionality of ClinicalKey from any internet connection and get access to:

Books – over 900 of Elsevier’s medical and surgical reference books

Journals – over 500 of Elsevier’s medical and surgical journals

Procedures Consult – all Procedures Consult content and associated procedural videos in various specialties

First Consult –over 800 Point-of-Care clinical monographs

Drug Monographs –– over 2,800 clinical pharmacology drug monographs from Gold Standard

Patient Education -over 15,000 patient education handouts

Clinical Trials – all clinical trials from the database

Practice Guidlelines – over 2,000 practice guidelines

MEDLINE – fully indexed MEDLINE abstracts

Multimedia – over 13,000 medical and surgical videos and over 5 million images

Contact Library Staff to arrange a demonstration of ClinicalKey and start exploring.


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