Clinical Key - Saving Articles

You might find it helpful during your searching activities to save items that you find really useful or interesting. You can save articles, books, chapters, images or videos. This blog item will show you how to save articles on Clinical Key.

Log on
Clinical Key is available to staff working at UHNM. You will need to login using your NHS Athens username.

Save Articles from Search Results
Here is an example search: I have searched for full-text RCTs on nut hypersensitivity.
Screen-shot of an example search in Clinical Key

You can save articles directly from your search results, by selecting the box on the left of the article title. You can select more than one at a time. Once an article is selected you will see a number of icons become visible at the top of the list. Select the “Bookmark” icon to save your selected articles.
Screen-shot of selected articles


Add tags
You will be prompted to add a tag – this is a descriptor that will be added to each article you have selected. I would recommend that you add a meaningful tag.
Screen-shot of the tag pop-up screen
Here I have added a new tag “nut allergy”. You can add more than one tag.
Screen-shot of selection of a tag

Save Individual Articles
You can save an individual article from the article page by clicking the “Bookmark” icon.
Screen-shot of an article page

Again you will be prompted to add a tag – I have selected the tag “nut allergy” that I have already created.
Screen-shot of tag selection screen

View and Update Saved Content
To view the content that you have already saved click your account name (top-right) and select the “Saved Content” option.
Screen-shot of your account options

You can view all the content you have saved or select a tag.
Screen-shot of saved content

Here is the content I have just saved to the “nut allergy” tag.
Screen-shot of tagged, saved content
You can share the saved content with a colleague by clicking the “Share” option. You need to complete the pop-up form to send an email to your colleague. This will send a link to your tagged content. Your colleague must be able to log in to Clinical Key in order to access the content.
Screen-shot of share pop-up-screen
You can remove items from the saved list – hover over the article you want to delete in order to view the delete icon, then select this icon to remove the article.
Screen-shot of delete option

You can add some short notes to your tag – this should be helpful information to remind yourself of the purpose of the content. Select the “Notes for…” link, enter your comments and click “Save changes”.
Screen-shot of tag notes

Try It

Keeping a list of saved content is a good habit. You will be able to refer back to the original content that you have found and used. Use tags and tag-notes to keep of track of related content and why you are saving it.

Watch the Video
You can watch this video for an overview of how to save articles.


Clinical key - finding journals video

Clinical Key is available to NHS staff working at UHNM.

Here is a short video to help you to find journal titles on Clinical Key.


Why don't you check out what journals are available in your specialty.

Do you search the right resources?



When you are searching for information do you use the right resource?

Our etutorial Select the Right Resource will help you to:

  • Learn about the different types of resources
  • Think about what resource you need
  • Avoid wasting time searching inappropriate resources

Clinical Key - content updates13th June 2016

Journals Added – CK Global
Books Added – CK Global

What is PICO?


The PICO tool can help you to analyse your question into a clinical question.
Our new etutorial Using PICO will:

  • Explain what PICO is
  • Show you an example
  • Help you to use PICO to create clinical questions

Information Skills for Health: Introduction to Literature Searching

Information Skills for Health: Introduction to Literature Searching: Do you need some help when you start a literature search? Our etutorial Introduction to Literature Searching can help get you sta...

Identify your question clearly to search effectively


Make sure you know what information you need to search for by analysing your question.

Our new etutorial Identify your Question will show you how 3 different tools can help you to breakdown different types of question. This will make it easier for you to identify what information you’ll need. You will:

  • Learn how to breakdown your question.
  • Complete a question breakdown plan as you move through the tutorial.
  • Try a short quiz.
  • Download our reflection document to record your thoughts for your portfolio.
  • Let us know what you think at the end by completing our feedback form.

Refworks for Keele Alumni

If you are graduating from Keele this year, don’t forget that you can retain access to Refworks. This will be really useful to help you to keep a record of useful articles you find whether for CPD, revalidation or any further research you may do.

You will need to contact the Keele Refwords team at library.refworks@keele.ac.uk to arrange for your account to be retained. See the Campus Refworks page for more details.

Introduction to Literature Searching



Do you need some help when you start a literature search?

Our etutorial Introduction to Literature Searching can help get you started.

  • You’ll learn about the steps you need to take to make sure you are focused and search effectively.
  • You can complete a search plan as you move through the etutorial.
  • You can download our reflection document to record your thoughts for your portfolio.
  • Let us know what you think at the end by completing our feedback form.

Unsure of a reference? Try Pubmed Single Citation Matcher


If you have only part of a reference or you want to do a quick check on all the details, then try the Pubmed single citation matcher. Enter as many details that you have and pubmed will search for it to try to retrieve the articles that match the details you have entered.

Here is an example of a search:
Screen-shot of Pubmed Single Citation Matcher

Here is the article it found:
Screen-shot of result of Pubmed citation matcher


Filter Searches by Publication Date



When you are completing a literature search on a database you can often focus the search by limiting it to a particular date range. This can help you to focus on the most recent research.

Why not try it on the next search that you complete?

Oxford Handbooks Online



You can access our very popular Oxford Handbooks online. See the Oxford Handbook collection on our ebooks page. You will need your NHS Athens username / password or your Keele computer login details to access our ebooks.