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How can I access ClinicalKey?

To access the website

  • Go to
  • Click Login
  • Click OpenAthens login and enter your username and password
  • For first time use, it is recommended that you click on Activate so that you can use all the features of ClinicalKey. It should only take a minute to do this.

To access the mobile app

  • Download the ClinicalKey app from your app store
  • Chose the Global edition of ClinicalKey
  • Enter your NHS OpenAthens username and password

What can I access using ClinicalKey?

ClinicalKey is a single search engine which will give you access to

  • a range of key e-books
  • selected full text articles
  • Medline abstracts
  • clinical images you can export to Powerpoint
  • procedural videos
  • NICE guidance

You can also browse resources by specialty

Key e-books on ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey has over 1000 e-books, here is just a small selection of titles available:

  • Abeloff's Clinical Oncology
  • Andrew's Diseases of the Skin
  • Avery's Diseases of the Newborn
  • Berne & Levy Physiology
  • Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice
  • Braunwald's Heart Disease
  • Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics
  • Campbell- Walsh Urology
  • Caplan's Stroke
  • Churchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • Dacie and Lewis's Practical Haematology
  • Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine
  • Epstein - Clinical Examination
  • Goldman-Cecil Medicine
  • Grainger & Allison's Diagnostic Radiology
  • Green's Operative Hand Surgery
  • Gray's Anatomy
  • Harriet Lane Handbook
  • Illustrated Texbook of Paediatrics
  • Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology
  • Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine
  • Macleod's Clinical Examination
  • Neligan's Core Procedures in Plastic Surgery
  • Nelson's Textbook of Paediatrics
  • Oh's Intensive Care Manual
  • Principles and Practice of Surgery
  • Rang and Dale's Pharmacology
  • Rennie and Roberton's Textbook of Neonatology
  • Rosen's Emergency Medicine
  • Robbin's Basic Pathology
  • Sim's Symptoms in the Mind
  • Smith and Aitkenhead's Textbook of Anaesthesia
  • Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine
  • Textbook of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rheumatology
  • Total Burn Care
  • Wall and Melzack's Textbook of Pain
  • Weedon's Skin Pathology
  • Williams' Textbook of Endocrinology