Read by QXMD - Keep up with the literature painlessly!

Looking for a way to keep up with your favorite journals? Want easier access to the full text articles on your mobile phone? The Duke Medical Center Library & Archives is excited to announce that you now have easy, seamless, one tap access to full text articles via our institutional edition to the Read by QxMD app!

Set up is quick and painless!

  1. Download Read by QxMD by following this link or search in the appropriate app store. A web version is also available at

  2. Add Duke as your institution in the Account Settings section under Institutional Access. You may be prompted to enter your NetID and password.

Already have Read by QxMD? Add Duke to your Account Settings under Institutional Access to gain continuous access to your institution’s subscriptions.

Your Read by QxMD app simplifies your access to Duke's subscription articles and journals. Based on your specialty interests, Read by QxMD will provide a curated content feed. You can also create Collections of articles and easily share them with others.  You can also annotate, organize, and share citations via social media and email.

Please note: Read by QxMD does allow external groups to promote specific articles. This means an organization or company, even drug companies, could promote articles to you. However, they cannot promote material that isn’t a peer reviewed article. So, use your critical appraisal skills when looking at promoted articles, which we’re sure you are doing anyway!