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Activating With ClinicalKey Using a Mobile Device

If you are unable to activate your account using a desktop computer,
try the following process using the data (not wifi) connection on your mobile phone.

  • Open the web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, etc.) on your mobile phone.
  • On the TMC Library Resources page, tap the ClinicalKey logo:

TMC Library: Mobile



  • Select your institution and sign in through OpenAthens. If you are not sure how, read the "Signing in with OpenAthens" section in this LibGuide.

OpenAthens: Choose How to Sign In 



  • You will be taken to ClinicalKey. Tap on the triple bar symbol (sometimes called the "hamburger button") in the top-right corner.

ClinicalKey: Mobile Search

  • A new menu will appear. It should say "Logged in via Houston Academy of Medicine - Texas Medical Center Library" at the top.
  • Tap Activate.


  • Upon tapping Activate, you will be taken to the Activate Personalization form.
    • All fields with an asterisk (*) are required.
      • Use your institutional email address.
    • You are not permitted to continue unless you click box related to the User Agreement.
    • Tap Register.


  • The form page will refresh. You will not be sent a message that you have completed the activation. 


After you have completed this one-time activation process, ClinicalKey will recognize you anytime you log in with your OpenAthens login, regardless of which browser you use.