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PLEASE NOTE!  To get access to ClinicalKey you need to register an account and log in

ClinicalKey Student is a collection of 242 textbooks in medicine, anatomy, microbiology and further biomedical disciplines. The content is designed as an interactive education platform providing a flashcard tool, note-taking and copyright-cleared images.

A free mobile app is available through iOS and Android app stores, search “ClinicalKey Student Bookshelf”. A desktop offline reader is available for Windows 10+ for PC from the Windows App Store and for Mac via this URL: https://downloads.vitalbook.com/vsti/bookshelf/7.5.1/MAC/Elsevier/Elsevier_eBooks.zip

Titles included are Atlas of Human Anatomy (Netter), Cellular and Molecular Immunology (Abbas) and Textbook of Medical Physiology (Guyton and Hall). Included in ClinicalKey Student are 85,000 high-resolution images, 850 videos and 1,500 summaries of common diseases and topics. Information about the content in English, Spanish, German and French can be found in the Resource Center

The BoImage of ClinicalKey Bookshelfokshelf allows you to save books in the Bookshelf app and gives you the ability to highlight text and share content with others.
The first time you use the bookshelf, you must launch it from a chapter. Once you have books in your bookshelf, you can launch it from the homepage. Add to your bookshelf by clicking on the “Launch Bookshelf” button, the book will then immediately appear in the Bookshelf app.

User Guides:

Quick Start Guide (PDF) - A short step by step guide for getting started

How to create an account  (Video)

How to launch Bookshelf  (Video)


Name ClinicalKey Student
Publisher/Provider Elsevier
Subjects included Medicine, Anatomy, Microbiology
Type of resource An interactive platform with ebooks in fulltext
Fulltext format  
Accessibility Via IP address & login
Login authentication required Yes, a personal account is required to get access to ClinicalKey, see "How to create an account" above. Please note that a Student Account or LUCAT-ID cannot be used for this.
Number of concurrent users Multiple concurrent access (multiple people reading at the same time).
Download required No
Must be borrowed No
Number of days for download - -
Download and read offline A free mobile app is available (see info above)
Download to a portable device A free mobile app is available (see info above)
Text to speech  
Export references  
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How do I suggest a purchase
Restrictions Walk-in users: Users not affiliated with Lund University may be permitted access to Clinical Key, but only within the physical premises of Lund University Libraries.
Interlibrary loan / Fjärrlån  
Text and Data Mining Policy