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Read by QxMD provides a single place to discover new research, read outstanding topic reviews and search PubMed.

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  • Overview of the app
  • Downloading the app
  • Creating a user account
  • Setting up full-text access
  • Setting up notifications and email alerts


Read by QxMD aims to provide a single place to keep up with new medical & scientific research.

It provides a simple interface that drives discovery and seamless access to the medical literature by reformatting it into a personalized digital medical journal.


  • Get full-text PDFs with one tap
  • Keep up with the latest new research that will impact your practice
  • Browse through 1000s of outstanding topic reviews
  • Search millions of articles from PubMed and our database of outstanding topic reviews
  • Read your favorite journals or browse article collections.
  • Access full-text through ANZCA Library's institutional subscription or via open access publishers
  • Share articles with colleagues over email, Twitter and Facebook
  • Organize and review your personal collection of articles

Download & access

Download the Read by QXMD app:

You can download the app through the QXMD website:

Or via one of these links:

Signing in:

Once you have downloaded the app, ANZCA and FPM Fellows and trainees will need to create a user account (see sidebar), which will allow them to keep up-to-date on their specialist topics, favourite journals and so on.

  1. Open the app
  2. New users should SIGN UP (see sidebar)
  3. If you already have an account:
    • Sign in with Facebook OR
    • Enter your account credentials:
      • Select the LOGIN link
      • Enter Email and Password
      • Click the Sign In button on the top-right

Setting up institutional/full-text access:

  1. Once signed in, select the Settings cog (top corner)
  2. Select Account SettingsAccount Details:
    • ‚ÄčSelect Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in the Institution field
    • Click Done when complete
  3. Select Account Settings: Institutional Access:
    • Library Setup = Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
    • Select your login preference = Automatic Login Using Library Login
    • Account Details:
      • College ID
      • Password
    • Click Done when complete


It is possible to set up the Read by QxMD app to send alerts/notifications based on a whole range of settings, including publication of articles related to chosen specialties, journals, collections and keywords.

  1. Sign into the Read by QxMD and select the Settings cog (top corner)
  2. Select the Settings cog (top-right corner)
  3. Select Content Settings:
    • Select one of the following:
      • Specialties to Follow
      • Journals to Follow
      • Collections to Follow
      • Keywords to Follow
    • Search/select/enter your specialty(-ties)/journals(s)/collection(s)/keywords for which you would like to set up alerts/notifications
    • Click Done when complete
  4. Select Account SettingsApp Settings & Information:
  5. The following settings can be adjusted:
    • Automatic PDF Download
    • Download Finished Notification
    • Color Code Papers by Paper Type
    • Use Vertical Scrolling
    • Attach PDF when Emailing Papers
    • Notification Settings: Push & Email Notifications [*recommended]
      • New articles from journals you've subscribed to*
      • New articles from collections you've subscribed to
      • New articles from keywords you've subscribed to
      • Landmark new research
      • General notifications
      • Updates on Read
      • Updates on QxMD news, software updates and the latest information on our products, services and partners
      • This Week's Most Read Papers*
      • Weekly Update
      • New comment on paper's I'm interested in
      • New follower for my shared collection
      • New comment on papers in my collection
      • Trending papers*
    • Click Done when complete

Create a user account in Read by QxMD

User accounts can be used to personalise access, set up notifications and download PDF content for the Read by QxMD app.

  1. After installing, open the app
  2. Click on the green SIGN UP button
  3. Complete the Personalization form:
    • Your Profession - for example: Physician
    • Your Specialty = Anesthesiology
    • Your Location = Australia OR New Zealand
  4. Click Next
  5. Add any other specialties and click Next OR don't select anything and click Skip
  6. Add Keywords, Collections and Journals of interest and click Next OR don't select anything and click Skip
  7. Sign in using Facebook OR enter your name/email credentials:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Work ZIP (Post Code)
    • Email
    • Password
  8. Click Done when complete

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