Keeping Current

Want to find out what’s new in your discipline or follow a topic of ongoing interest without running a search every week? These tools help filter through the vast quantity of information being published to identify what’s new and relevant to your practice.

Not sure which resource to use? Contact the library to receive a recommendation for which resource(s) would be best for you.

Read by QxMD

Discover new research, read topic reviews and search PubMed for articles relevant for your practice. Read by QxMD is an app that is compatible with iPad, iPhone, Android and desktop computers. For full access to the College’s journal subscriptions, set Institutional Access to College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

Read by QxMD for Android, iPad or iPhone

Setting institutional access to articles

  1. Download the app, Read by QxMD, from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Open the Read app.
  3. Sign up by creating a personal account.
  4. Under Content Settings, set institutional access to College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
  5. Choose Manual Login when prompted.
  6. Downloads of College-subscribed articles will prompt a College login request (once per session).

Need articles for which Read has no access?

Use the Request Copy link to email the record to the College library. Library staff will locate a copy and email it to you. Please remember to provide your name so we can identify you as the requestor.

Read by QxMD for desktop computers

Setting institutional access to articles

  1. Go to the Read by QxMD website: https://www.readbyqxmd.com
  2. Sign in either by creating a personal account or using your existing account.
  3. Under My Profile, change institutional access to College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.

Need articles for which Read has no access? 

Using the email button, email the record to the College library at medlib@cpsbc.ca. Library staff will locate a copy and email it to you. Remember to provide your name so we can identify you as the requestor.

EvidenceAlerts

EvidenceAlerts provides email updates of new articles by selecting specialty (or family practice). Articles are vetted by practising physicians. Learn how to set up and customize a free account with this user guide.

Table of contents

The table of contents service provides email notifications when the latest issue of a requested medical journal is available. The service is available for any journal that provides an email version of its table of contents. Contact the library to find out if your journal of interest is available.

Auto alerts

Contact the library to receive a monthly automated search on a clinical topic tailored to your specifications.

Cites & Bytes

Cites & Bytes is produced each month to help our users keep up to date with new developments in medicine. Articles are selected by librarians from authoritative, peer-reviewed journals on topics of current interest.