ClinicalKey: textbooks, articles, drug info, and more

When you need a complete clinical healthcare source, use ClinicalKey. This database is an excellent resource for multi-disciplinary books, journal content, videos, patient education, drug information, and more from the publisher Elsevier. Some of the medical resources available in ClinicalKey include:

  • Full-text books: Elsevier’s world-renowned medical and surgical books, including Gray’s Anatomy, Goldman’s Cecil Medicine, Braunwald’s Heart Disease, Campbell’s Operative Orthopaedics and more
  • Full-text journals: Top journals from Elsevier, including The Lancet and Mayo Clinic Proceedings
  • Clinical overviews: Succinct, easy-to-navigate monographs for quick answers at the point of care
  • Medical and surgical videos: A continuously updated library of searchable video content
  • Practice guidelines: Full-text practice guidelines from journals, links to full-text guidelines from professional and government agencies.
  • Customizable patient education handouts: Educational handouts that can incorporate provider contact information and special instructions, as well as the patient’s preferred language and text size

The best way to access the ClinicalKey resources is via the library’s subscription and setting up a personal account on the platform. With your personal account, you can activate some of ClinicalKey’s best timesaving features, such as PDF content downloads, access via a mobile device, presentation creation, and CME credit. Creating your personal account is simple.  Just follow these four steps:

  1. Go to Clinical Key while on Columbia University network or Columbia VPN
  2. Click the “Register” link on the top right.
  3. Enter your data.  Your email address will be your username.
  4. Confirm your password by re-entering it.
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