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Full text journals & reference books; Medline citations; First Consult point-of-care clinical monographs; Procedures Consult surgical videos; Clinical Pharmacology drug monographs

How to Cite: Recommendation by Elsevier/ClinicalKey

According to the ClinicalKey User Guide, Section 3.6 Citations:

"You need to cite all articles and books from ClinicalKey according to the American Medical Association Manual of Style, 10th Edition (

  • In citations for drug monographs, images, and patient education materials, include the copyright holder, the title of the material, a reference to ClinicalKey with the appropriate website address, and the date you viewed the material.
  • In citations for material original to First Consult, include the title of the material, the type of article, a reference to ClinicalKey with the appropriate website address, and the date you posted and viewed the material."

How To Cite: Recommendation by the DMU library

The ClinicalKey corporate recommendation does not necessarily follow the citation style guidelines that you may need for your class assignments or for the publication of a manuscript. Since ClinicalKey contains different types of content you will need to note what type of material you are citing in order to follow the style rules for that type of resource.

Is it possible to export citations to Citation Management Software?

Unfortunately, it is not possible at this time to export citations from ClinicalKey into bibliographic management software like EndNote.

How to work around this flaw:

First, we recommend that you have a personal account in ClinicalKey  This will allow you to save all your search results into your "Reading List." 

For journal citations, search for these citations in Scopus. Scopus is primarily a journal citation database. You can use the Direct Export option within Scopus to easily send your search results into your EndNote account. To learn more about this option, see the Library's guide to Scopus

For books or book chapters, you can retrieve a record for the book from the library catalog (yes, all then ebooks should be in the catalog!) and the export the record from the catalog into EndNote.

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