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A guide on the resources available in ClinicalKey

Benefits of Creating an Account

  • Save content to read later
  • Earn Continuing Education (CE) credit
  • Apply for remote access (sign into ClinicalKey off campus wifi and without authentication link)
  • Full use of the mobile app


Creating an Account

Your ClinicalKey account will be the same account used for Embase, ScienceDirect, and Scopus, so if you already have any of these accounts, you will not have to make a new account.

  • Go to ClinicalKey
  • Click "Register" in the header on the top right of the page
  • Fill out the form with the required information using your Duquesne email address

ClinicalKey register page

  • Once you have an account, you can log in at the top right of the page
  • You can now use ClinicalKey to save content to read later, earn CE credit, and more

How Can I Apply for Remote Access?

  • You will need to apply for remote access after making an account to be able to use ClinicalKey off of Duquesne's network and to be able to use all features of the mobile app
  • Once you sign in, click on "Remote Access" from the drop down menu that appears under your name in the top right corner of the page
  • Enter your Duquesne email address and you will receive an email from Elsevier with an activation link

ClinicalKey applying for remote access page

  • You can now use ClinicalKey remotely and use their mobile app

Mobile App

The mobile app allows users to access ClinicalKey remotely and save content for later use. Without an account, you can sign-in with your DUQ authentication and review the available content. However, to make full use of the option to save content and other special features you will need to make your own Elsevier account.

  • Search and download the free ClinicalKey app from your device's app store
  • Open the app and select ClinicalKey for the product selection

"Select Product" step in setting up ClinicalKey mobile app

  • Select the ClinicalKey ( edition

"Select edition" step in setting up ClinicalKey mobile app

  • You can sign in by verifying your institution or verifying Duquesne's network if you are connected to the university's wifi
  • Sign in using your Duquesne email

Selecting path of access step of setting up ClinicalKey mobile app

  • Once signed in, you can search for your subject of interest

Performing a search in the ClinicalKey mobile app

  • You can filter your results by source type, medical specialties, and date after running your search

Example search for "chickenpox" in the ClinicalKey mobile appFiltering results in the Clinicalkey mobile app by source type, specialties, date