Skip to Main Content

ClinicalKey: How to Cite

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

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.

According to the ClinicalKey User Guide, Viewing and Sharing Content:

  • 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 Clinical Overviews, 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."

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:

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, you can download a .RIS file to import into EndNote from the library discovery system. RIS file



Phone: 515-271-1537