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The Graduate Health & Life Sciences Research Library at Georgetown University Medical Center

eBooks-Reading and Using

Welcome! This guide will help you interact with the eBooks in DML's collection.

Mobile Device

First, in order to begin the process, go to either ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey Nursing from an on-campus computer. Then, click register for a new account or sign in if you already have an existing account.

Once you have logged in, click on your name on the upper right hand corner, and select "Remote Access".  

Remote access on the upper right of the screen

Enter in your MGUH or Georgetown Email and you should receive an email with directions. Select the "Activation" link that will be within your email. 

Next, go to either Google Play or the App Store to complete the process of downloading the ClinicalKey App. Once you have downloaded the app, you should see a screen similar the one below asking you to sign in. Use the username and password you created in order to login. DO NOT sign in via OpenAthens or Insitutional Login options:

Register or sign in

Once you have logged in, you should see a screen similar to the one below. Go to the Menu tool at the top left to browse for chapters, look at bookmarked content, or your search history. 

App view of clinicalkey


Starting from either collection, select Books to be taken to a list of the eBooks available to you. Please note that there are significantly less eBooks available from ClinicalKey Nursing than ClinicalKey:


Select books from the browse menu 


Then, select the eBook chapter you wish to read. 


Find an eBook chapter

The entire ClinicalKey/ClinicalKey Nursing ebook collections can be also read using the browser on your mobile device. Please follow the website directions below. 


Users can read eBooks and eBook chapters directly from either the ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey Nursing collections.

To start, go to either collection and select the "Books" option to see a list of the eBooks available to you. To select a particular text, either browse alphabetically or filter by title:

Books list

Select an eBook and then expand the sections to choose the needed chapter:

Particular eBook chapter


If you would like to learn how to Bookmark an eBook chapter for later reading within the website collection, please see the steps below: 

Prior to going to the eBooks, please login or register for a personal account underneath the umbrella of Dahlgren Memorial Library. While the account is not required, you will not be able to save, print, or download without logging in. Either select "Login" or "Register" depending on if you have created a personal account before. Once registered and logged in, you should see a screen similar to the one below with your name listed on the right:




From the textbook, find the chapter that you need in order to see a similar screen to the one below:

Sign in or register

Notice the icons on the upper right, above the Thumbnail image of the textbook. Select the ribbon or bookmark icon in order to "Bookmark" the chapter: 


icons across the top

You will be alerted to your bookmarked chapter and will have the option to create a tag, remove, or "Go to Saved". When finished select "Done": 

Book chapter saved

To view bookmarked content, go to your account, and select "Saved Content" from the dropdown list:

Saved Content