This video will show you how to use ClinicalKey to find evidence based articles, books, guidelines, and more.

This video will show you how to use ClinicalKey to find evidence based articles, books, guidelines, and more. Please note that ClinicalKey performs best while using either Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. To begin, navigate to the ClinicalKey database. Once you have logged in, the screen will take you to the search page. Clicking on the “All Types” button will allow you to see the various source types that can be searched. To narrow your search from the start, click on “All Types,” choose your preferred source, and start typing your search terms.

For this search, we will search across all source types using the topic Autism Spectrum Disorder. Let’s type autism spectrum disorder in the search bar and click the orange magnifying glass to search.

You can see that we got thousands of results. To get a more manageable number, let’s add quotation marks around the phrase “autism spectrum disorder.” This tells the database to search those words side-by-side as an exact phrase. Once we hit search, we’ll see the most clinically relevant results appear at the top of the search results. To further refine your search, you can filter your results by Source Type, Specialties, and Date using the panel to the left of the results.

For an evidence-based, detailed overview of the subject, try the results from First Consult. This popular feature includes background information, population demographics, diagnosis, treatment, and more. Going back to our results, you’ll see that there are also journal articles and book chapters. To access the abstract and full text, simply click on the title. Notice, in the top right corner, are the icons to save, download, email or print.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask a librarian!