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ClinicalKey for Nursing

Learn how to get the most out of Upstate's top nursing resource.


ClinicalKey for Nursing is provides quality reference materials for use at the point-of-care, including clinical topic summaries, clinical guidelines, patient education handouts, and drug and dosing information. It also offers evidence-based eBooks and journals.


ClinicalKey for Nursing includes:

  • Full-text books: Elsevier’s top nursing books, including AACN’s Core Curriculum for Critical Care, Sheehy’s Manual of Emergency Care, and Saunders Nursing Drug Handbook
  • Full-text journals: Top journals from Elsevier, including Journal of Emergency Nursing, Nurse Leader, AORN Journal and Journal for Nurse Practitioners
  • Clinical Overviews: Succinct, easy-to-navigate monographs for quick answers at the point of care
  • Customizable Patient Education Handouts
  • Mosby’s evidence-based Nursing Monographs: The latest evidence about common clinical problems, including summaries of key studies, tagged by level of evidence
  • Drug Monographs: Comprehensive information about U.S. prescription drugs, herbal supplements, nutritional, vitamin and OTC products
  • Clinical updates: Best practice clinical articles, focused on specific patient care areas
  • Integrated Dorland’s Dictionary
  • Nursing Scales: Links to commonly used scales, such as the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale and NIH Stroke Scale
  • Labs for normal value ranges
  • Clinical calculators
  • Practice guidelines
  • MEDLINE Abstracts