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Read by QxMD – Available Now at the U!

Read by QxMD is a mobile and web app designed to bring personalized content to your device, making it easier to keep up to date with the latest medical research in your field.  It’s a “current awareness” tool that quickly discovers – and provides access to – new research.  Content personalization is enabled in two ways:  (1) Read communicates with PubMed and new research is filtered based on selected keywords or journal titles and then is “pushed” to your device in what looks like a personalized digital journal; (2) Featured articles identified by algorithms are brought to your attention.  Read strives to improve practice by connecting healthcare professionals to the latest relevant medical literature quickly while reducing information overload.

What Can I Do with Read?



Follow Journals – When following a journal, you are notified as soon as new content is added; your journal preferences can be edited at any time.

Follow Keywords – Add simple terms or build sophisticated queries. You are notified when new articles containing the search terms become available.

Follow Article Collections – For each collection, you can view authors, number of papers, and how many followers each collection has. Collections are curated selections of articles created by members of the QxMD community and cover topics such as “Surgical Knowledge” and “Medical Guidelines”.

Discover Featured Papers – These are suggested by QxMD, based on your interests and what other Read users with similar interests have been accessing.

Access full-text articles – Read presents article abstracts for quick perusal. With one tap, you can get full-text access to articles that are available via UU library subscriptions.

Download, Save, Annotate, and Share Articles – Underline, highlight, add notes to full-text articles. Save annotated articles to your device for offline reading.  Articles can be shared via email, Facebook, or Twitter.

How Do I Start Using Read?



Download the app for your iOS or Android device.

Register for a personal account, identifying journal titles you want to follow and specialty areas of interest to you.

Login with your personal account credentials.

Tap on the settings icon at the top right of the screen (hint: it looks like a gear)

Under Account Settings, select Institutional Access. Find and select University of Utah from the list of available institutions.

Select your login preferences – most users will want to select Automatic Login Using uNID. Then, enter your university ID and password in the accompanying form.  This enables Read to retrieve full-text articles based on the university’s subscriptions.

That’s it! You’re done and ready to start using Read.  Questions?  Need help setting up your account?  Contact Eccles Library at or at 1-5534.