Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Clarification on the Clinical Key Mobile App

There has been some confusion about  getting the new Clinical Key App.

BEFORE you download the app, you FIRST need to set up a Clinical Key Personal Account and activate remote access.

In other words, the vendor needs to know that you are a Ministry Person, and therefore entitled to this app.  Access comes with our Library subscription, and is not free to just anyone.  Though it will be free to you as a Ministry employee. 

Below, you’ll find a tutorial to lead you through that process, with a link to the revised article about getting the Clinical Key App.

Sorry for the confusion.
Your Librarian,

Michele Matucheski

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Clinical Key : Setting Up a Personal Account with Remote Access

Set Up a Personal Account in Clinical Key :
1. Go to   and click Register in the top right corner.

2. Using the email address associated with your institution (ie, your work email : such as OR, fill in the required information on the registration page.  

Please note : Free emails like gmail, yahoo, and hotmail will not be accepted for remote access.  
3. Click Register when finished. ClinicalKey will display an activation message and send a confirmation email.
4. In the Confirmation email, click the link to verify your personal account for Clinical Key.

Activate Remote Access :

With Remote Access, you'll be able to access Clinical Key from home, an internet cafĂ©, or anywhere you have internet access.
A. To activate remote access, click Login at the top of ClinicalKey :

B. From the Login page, click the link under Remote Access Activation.

C. Enter the email address associated with your Clinical Key personal account and click Continue. 
ClinicalKey displays an activation message and sends a confirmation email.

D. After entering your email address into the Remote Access Activation registration bar and clicking continue, you will receive a confirmation email.  You will need to click the link within the email to officially start your remote access. 
  • This will grant 180 days of remote access. 
  •  Prior to the end of the 180 days, you will need to log into their ClinicalKey personal account/user profile while on your institution’s IP.  This will extend your access another 180 days. 
  • Should their remote access expire, you will need to follow the above steps to re-activate remote access.
Also available : The Clinical Key Mobile App  (which requires a Clinical Key personal account and activated remote access BEFORE you can download the app.)

For additional articles and tutorials, visit our Clinical Key Search Tips & Tutorials Page.

For help with registrations, or other questions, contact Your Ministry Librarians :

Michele Matucheski      920-223-0340                                     

Deb Knippel     715-346-5091

Friday, February 19, 2016

Introducing the New Mobile App for Clinical Key

Clinical answers that match the speed of your busy workday are now available with the new ClinicalKey mobile app from Elsevier.  The app's intuitive design makes it faster and easier to get support from the clinical reference source you trust.

Here's what you need to do :
  1.  Set up a Clinical Key Personal Account on a work computer.   [See tutorial with screenshots.]
  2. Activate Remote Access  [See Tutorial in #1]
  3. Get the Clinical Key Mobile App
    • Open the App Store on your mobile device.
    • Search for "ClinicalKey" and install at no charge.
    • Once in the app, two options will appear : ClinicalKey and ClinicalKey for Nursing. [Please note : Ministry Health Care does NOT subscribe to ClincialKey for Nursing.]
    • Select ClinicalKey;  Enter your ClinicalKey personal account username and password used for remote access and start using the app!
Download the mobile app now :

Download for Apple                   Download for Android
Please note : An internet connection is required to use the ClinicalKey Mobile App.
For additional articles and tutorials, visit our ClinicalKey Search Tips & Tutorials Page.

Want to see what other mobile apps are available through Ministry Library Services?

 Questions or Comments?   Contact Your Ministry Librarians :
Michele Matucheski            920-223-0340                           

Deb Knippel         715-346-5091

Monday, February 15, 2016

Our Most Popular Nursing Journals

AORN Journal (ClinialKey)
Nursing (Ovid)

These full-text journals are currently available through Ministry Library Services.  
·                     eTOCs / New issue alerts are a great way to stay up-to-date with what’s happening in Nursing.
·                     If you want to receive emailed updates (eTOCs) for each new issue, with links to the full-text articles (as long as you’re using an Affinity/Ministry computer or remote access), just ask!
·                     Sneak-a-peak at what you’ll get for any of the titles above, then
·                      Contact your Ministry Librarians via Outlook to register for email alerts for any of these eJournals:   Michele Matucheski    
·                     Tell us what you want, and we'll make sure you get signed up for the new issue alerts.
·                     Don’t see your favorite professional journal on the list?
Consult our 
A-Z Journals List for our complete journal holdings.

·                     You don’t have to be a Nurse to sign up for these eTOCs.  The service is open to ANY interested Ministry Associate.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Featured Database: Natural Medicines - Comparative Effectiveness

Looking for natural medicines that work for a specific condition? Try our Comparative Effectiveness database. This database allows users to review all therapies that might be used for a specific condition in one easy-to-read chart. Each Comparative Effectiveness chart provides a list of natural medicines and therapies that have been studied for a selected condition, ranked by level of effectiveness.
How to get there :     
Natural Medicines [direct link]

For more information, see our Natural Medicines Search Tips page, where you’ll find helpful info including an 11-minute training video that offers a great overview of Natural Medicines.

Questions, Comments, or Requests?   Please contact Your Librarians:   
           Michele Matucheski  920-223-0340 or Deb Knippel  715-346-5091
                                       Also available via Outlook.