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Lock Icon - VA Network Required Commercial Medical References available through VA: Apps for VA Health Care Employed Professionals that display a lock icon require you to authenticate you are with the VA, by establishing a personal account while on the VA computer network. Register to get started with ClinicalKey.. This app is not maintained by VA but is included in the national subscriptions purchased and sponsored by the Library Network Office. If you need help with this app, please contact the app's developer: Elsevier.

This clinical search engine includes access to full text books, journals, guidelines and multimedia.


  • Persistent login
  • Intuitive search with auto-suggest
  • Ability to bookmark and save items
  • Access to full-text books, full-text journals, guidelines, multimedia and more

The single app works for Clinical Key or Clinical Key Nursing which are both national subscriptions from the Library Network Office. When you go into the app you select the databases needed by clicking on the hamburger in the upper left corner and then click on Change Edition. You will have the ability to select one of three apps. The login is the same for CK and CKN. Please note that Clinical Pharmacology is not a national VA purchase.

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To maintain your access to ClinicalKey you will need to simply login to ClinicalKey from within the Department of Veterans Affairs computer network.

  • ClinicalKey Home Screen
  • ClinicalKey Search Screen
  • ClinicalKey Search with Auto Suggest Screen
  • ClinicalKey Access to Full Text Books Screen
  • ClinicalKey Myocardial Infarction Screen

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