January 2nd, 2013 Posted in 2013, Clinical Tools, Medicine | No Comments »
This month, Lister Hill is replacing MD Consult with Clinical Key. Both databases are produced by Elsevier and include similar content. However, Clinical Key offers access to a greater variety and number of journals and ebooks, particularly those published by Elsevier. It also improves upon the MD Consult interface, with a streamlined appearance and easy to use features. Clinical Key is primarily intended for medical and surgical specialties but the extensive ebook and journal coverage means there is useful content for all the health sciences.
Clinical Key is organized into sections including journals, books, practice guidelines, patient education, drugs, multimedia, and CMEs.
This resource was designed to be easy to search in the clinical setting. When searching for a topic you’ll notice that the resource attempts to predict what you’re looking for. This means all you need to do is start typing your search term and click when the correct term appears below:
From the results page you can quickly narrow your results by content type, study type, date, or specialty. To quickly see the relevant information from a search result just click the chevron arrows to the right of the entry:
The extensive content available through Clinical Key will significantly expand UAB’s access to journals published by Elsevier. ClinicalKey provides access to all of Elsevier’s medical and surgical journals as well as some non-Elsevier publications. Journals available in clinical key include content from both the print version and advanced online publications. Journal articles are typically added 2 to 3 weeks after the print version of the article appears but ePub Ahead of Print content is available prior to print publication.
Other content includes books, drug monographs, practice guidelines and multimedia. There are over 800 ebooks included in Clinical Key, available online through clinical key as soon as they are published. Drug monographs include information on classifications, indications, administration, adverse reactions, and monitoring parameters. You can also browse or search practice guidelines in 33 specialties. The multimedia section includes Elsevier’s 12,000 medical and surgical videos and 3.7 million images. When you come across an image in a book or journal article that you would like to share or use in a presentation, Clinical Key has tools to assist you. Simply click the image then Add to Presentation. The image will be added to your Presentation tab where you can export to PowerPoint.
Explore the patient education section, CE opportunities, books, journals and other content from Clinical Key from the library’s databases page.