I agree with Jerry. Our UTD usage statistics is so high that it's easy
to justify the price we pay. 
I only hope that with some improvements and as promised, a good search
software, Clinical Key will become more popular and usage will go up. At
this point it's only a great collection of Elsevier's full text.


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Overall price of CK for me is less than half of UTD, but I look at cost
per use.  For CK with my patrons it's about $19 (less than pay-per-view
or copyright royalties, possibly more than individual journals, possibly
about the same); UTD is about $1.

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Date:    Wed, 22 May 2013 15:01:27 +0000
From:    "Grayson, Lynda"
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Subject: Clinical Key

As a small hospital librarian with a very limited budget, for my own
information and curiosity, how does the cost of Clinical Key compare to
UpToDate? I realize these are entirely different products but UTD is my
standard for **really** expensive.

Lynda Grayson, RN, MLS
Bristol Hospital Library Services
41 Brewster Rd.
Bristol, CT 06011-0977

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