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Create a ClinicalKey Account

The Frank Ritchel Ames Memorial Library has access to ClinicalKey. Our community members can create free personal accounts to unlock the mobile app, create alerts, and download eBook chapters and images.

Create an Account

  1. Navigate to “A-Z Databases” on the Library’s website.
  2. Click “C” and then click “ClinicalKey.”
  3. Log into the “Electronic Resources Login Portal” using your assigned RVU username and
  4. Click “Register” in the top right corner of the browser.
  5. Complete the account creation process by entering information into every required box.

Add Off-Campus Remote Access to ClinicalKey

Our community members can add remote access to their ClinicalKey accounts. 

  1. Navigate to ClinicalKey and click the “three horizontal dots” in the right corner. Do not go through the Library’s website. Go directly to
  2. Click “Remote Access”.
  3. Apply for remote access by using your RVU email.
  4. Select “Rocky Vista University – Self-Managed Remote access” for the organization.
  5. A confirmation email will be sent to the RVU email address that was used.
  6. Log in to add long-term remote access to the account.

ClinicalKey Account Features

Favorite content to access it quickly in the future by clicking the "star" icon. 

Helpful Hint: Add your favorites into folders to create an organized library of your most used content

PDFs that are available to be downloaded will appear in red.

Helpful Hint: You must log into your account before you are able to download PDFs. 

Build unique academic presentations using images in ClinicalKey by clicking on any image. 

Helpful Hint: Find images by searching on the homepage or from within specific textbooks. 

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