ClinicalKey replaces MDConsult

ClinicalKey, a point of care tool produced by the medical and scientific publisher Elsevier, integrates and improves upon FirstConsult and MDConsult, and will replace both completely in December 2013.

This search engine allows users to perform a simple keyword search to locate electronic books, practice guidelines, drug monographs, biomedical journal articles, patient education, and other types of documents. ClinicalKey also contains a vast multimedia collection of thousands of videos and images.

After executing a search, results may be filtered by date, content type, specialty, and study type.

While useful for a quick search, ClinicalKey is not recommended for comprehensive literature searches, since the content of ClinicalKey comes primarily from the publisher Elsevier.

Questions about ClinicalKey or other information needs? Your hospital librarian can guide you to the appropriate resources and assist you with your research.

Published June 5, 2013.