ClinicalKey Information



ClinicalKey Platform Upgrade Coming September 23rd

ClinicalKey is a Clinical Insight Engine from Elsevier featuring books, journals, images, videos, First Consult content and much more.


  • 1,000+ Elsevier medical books
  • 500+ Elsevier medical journals
  • All current medical Clinics of North America
  • Millions of medical images for use in presentations and handouts
  • Procedures Consult content and associated videos
  • Elsevier medical videos (13,000+)
  • First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs
  • Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs from Gold Standard
  • Elsevier and third-party published patient education handouts in both English and Spanish, where available
  • 2,000+ Practice Guidelines


Filter search results: You can filter results by date, content type, specialty, and study type.

Presentation Maker: You can export images to PowerPoint presentations.  Presentation Maker will automatically insert citation information for each exported image.  Authorized users of ClinicalKey have permission to use content from the site in presentations for noncommercial use.  You must keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices.

Reading Lists: You can save content to access later or share it with other ClinicalKey subscribers.

ClinicalKey Account:

A personal account is required to access book PDFs, Presentation Maker, and other personalized features.  The First Consult App for use with Apple devices accepts ClinicalKey account login credentials. 

1) Login: If you already registered for an account on one of the Library’s other Elsevier subscriptions such as ScienceDirect or Scopus use those login credentials (username and password) for signing into ClinicalKey.
2) Register: You must create your personal account on a computer connected to the College network either on campus or off campus while logged into the proxy server.  Go to ClinicalKey and click on the Register link on the upper right side of the page.

ClinicalKey Help Documents:

ClinicalKey Quick Reference Card (PDF) (1 page)
ClinicalKey User Guide (PDF) (22 pages)

ClinicalKey is available from the MCW Libraries’ All E-Resources page.

For questions about ClinicalKey, contact the MCW Libraries Reference Desk at (414) 955-8302 or

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