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CMA membership now includes access to ClinicalKey — a trusted, leading and convenient clinical search platform.

Access to ClinicalKey (valued at up to $1,200* a year) is through JouleTM, a Canadian Medical Association company that provides you with trusted resources to make it easier to be at your best.

ClinicalKey is a leading online clinical tool that searches across more than 1,100 textbooks, 650 journals, 13,500 medical and surgical videos, 10,000+ customizable patient handouts and more than five million images across 30+ medical specialties. The collection includes the Clinics of North America series, Procedures Consult and First Consult.

ClinicalKey content is reflected in the A–Z journals and textbooks lists.

*Full access to ClinicalKey is available to CMA members at no cost. $1,200 represents the maximum cost of an annual personal subscription to one ClinicalKey specialty package.

What members are saying

Key features

  • Patient education customization allows members to add special instructions and care provider contact information, and choose text size for printing.
  • Topic pages on more than 1,400 disease conditions provide a comprehensive overview covering risk factors, clinical manifestations, treatments and additional resources to support quick point-of-care decisions.
  • Mobile optimization means ClinicalKey adapts to members’ phones, tablets or mobile devices so they can discover fast answers and deep evidence — anytime, anywhere.
  • Retained search history allows member to view past sessions; search results can also be emailed.
  • Presentation maker allows members to export text and images to PowerPoint to share the latest medical and surgical information.

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ClinicalKey Overview

ClinicalKey drives decision-making with a clinical search engine that gives you quick access to better evidence.


ClinicalKey filters

Whether you're using Smart Search or the browse feature, ClinicalKey’s filters can instantly sort your content by specialty, source type, study type and date.

ClinicalKey presentation maker

Create Powerpoint or Keynote presentations from selected images including citation information.

ClinicalKey topic pages

Search more than 1,400 disease topic pages covering diagnosis, risk factors, clinical manifestations, treatments and more.

Additional notes

  • A login is required to access ClinicalKey.
  • Members must activate their ClinicalKey account to access search history, saved content, presentation maker and other personalization features.