Answered By: The Library
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2024     Views: 865

If you are trying to download content or use other features within the ClinicalKey databases you will need to register for a personal account even though you may have already signed in using your WesternAccount as an off campus user. You will also need to use a personal account on campus.

To protect content from potential copyright breaches, PDF downloads will not be available for education textbooks from 1st of July 2021. You will still be able to read the full text online within your browser.

To create a personal account:

1. Visit

2. Click Register (top right). Please use your institutional email address.e.g. (for WSU students) (for WSU staff).

3. Fill in your details (Organisation name is Western Sydney University).

4. Click Register (bottom left).

You will know that your registration has been successful when you receive a confirmation email.

Using your personal account to access content:

1. If you have previously attempted to access content clear the cache/ history in your browser, shut down your browser then reopen.

2. Go to the ClinicalKey databases on the Library website. Follow the links to Collections> e-Resources > Databases by Title > C > ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey for Nursing (or links from the Library Search Box or vUWS Readings and Resources list). If you are off campus you will be prompted to enter your Western Account Login.

3. Click on Login at the top right of the page.

4. On the Log in page enter your WSU email address in the Username field and the password that you used to create your ClinicalKey account.

5. When your name appears on the top right corner, navigate to the required source and follow the prompts to download.

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