Monthly Archives: April 2016

Trial access to ClinicalKey


We are trialling access to Elsevier’s ClinicalKey database until 22nd December 2016.

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that helps health professionals make decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.  ClinicalKey’s Smart Search saves time by preventing unnecessary extra searches. Look up “myocardial infarction,” for example, and Smart Search recognizes its acronyms, synonyms, related surgical procedures and drugs, as well as the fact that it’s a cardiovascular disease associated with high cholesterol.

Homepage screenshot

ClinicalKey allows you to access the latest (indexed daily), most evidence-based answers in every medical and surgical speciality.  It contains:

  • 1400+ Topic Pages
  • 1000+ full-text reference books
  • 600+ full-text journals
  • 17,000+ medical and surgical videos
  • 300+ Procedures Consult videos and articles
  • 2,200,000 images
  • 50+ Clinics
  • 850+ First Consult monographs
  • 2,900+ drug monographs
  • 4,500 practice guidelines
  • 15,000 customisable patient education handouts
  • Fully indexed Medline
  • Clinical trials from the database
  • See the full list of content at

See the ClinicalKey overview video below…


Browse homepage

Browse the e-resources on ClinicalKey

Further information

More information about ClinicalKey can be found at and a complete userguide is available at

Further video guides on the Topic Pages, Filters and Presentation Maker available at

Log in for more personalised content – Interested in trying out the CME area, presentation maker area or saving search histories?  Select Login, then “Other Institution Login”, then “UK Access Management Federation” from the drop down menu and then click on University of Edinburgh and then select ClinicalKey from the menu and then the Library link.  You’ll now enter your EASE login and CME credits will be logged.

Access  ClinicalKey on or off campus via the E-Resources Trials webpage or DiscoverED.  Please fill out the trial feedback form with your comments on this trial and whether you would like the library to subscribe.