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Make the switch and discover the power of ClinicalKey.

If you subscribe to MD Consult, you already know the strength of the content you access from Elsevier. Now Elsevier has shifted focus to ClinicalKey, a clinical search engine and content platform that gives clinicians, medical librarians, healthcare executives and medical students access to an even larger universe of content.

ClinicalKey supports every clinical decision by making it easier to find and apply relevant knowledge. It drives better care by delivering fast, concise answers when every second counts, and deep access to evidence whenever, wherever you need it.

See ClinicalKey in action.


Upgrade your institution to ClinicalKey.

While institutions can continue to use MD Consult throughout their subscription, we encourage you to upgrade and discover everything ClinicalKey has to offer.
Upgrade to ClinicalKey at your institution.

Upgrade your individual account to ClinicalKey.

When every second counts, ClinicalKey knows what clinicians need: fast answers built on trusted evidence.
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MD Consult vs. ClinicalKey


MD Consult ClinicalKey
MD Consult uses advanced technology to find relevant content. ClinicalKey’s Smart Search improves on MD Consult’s technology, allowing clinicians to retrieve the most relevant answers even faster.Learn more about Smart Search.

Complete and Continuously Updated

MD Consult ClinicalKey
A standard MD Consult subscription includes access to various content types, including:

  • 50 reference books
  • 54 journals
  • 2,800+ drug monographs
  • 3,600 medical and surgical videos
  • 50,000+ images
  • 15,000+ patient education handouts
  • 2,000 practice guidelines
  • Fully indexed MEDLINE
  • 31 clinics of North America

* CME is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education.
** First Consult is included with an upgraded subscription.

ClinicalKey’s continuously updated content collection includes various content types, covering more medical and surgical specialties than AccessMedicine:

  • 1,400+ topic pages
  • 1,000+ full-text reference books
  • 600+ full-text journals
  • 2,900+ drug monographs
  • 17,000+ medical and surgical videos
  • 300+ Procedures Consult videos and articles
  • 2,200,000+ images
  • 15,000+ customizable patient education handouts
  • 4,500+ practice guidelines
  • Fully indexed MEDLINE
  • 50+ Clinics of North America
  • 850+ First Consult monographs for the point of care
  • Clinical trials from the database

* No separate subscriptions are needed to access all of this content.
** CME is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Center for Continuing Education.

Learn more about ClinicalKey content, including specialties.


MD Consult ClinicalKey
MD Consult uses trusted content from Elsevier. ClinicalKey also opens the door to world-class, trusted content written by key opinion leaders in all specialties. Additionally, ClinicalKey offers primary literature, systematic reviews and expert opinions.Learn more about ClinicalKey content.
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