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Keeping up to date with Read by QxMD and F1000 Prime


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If you find it hard to keep up to date with the ever growing volume of medical and scientific research, QxMD and F1000 Prime might be the solutions.

Both resources are designed to help identify new papers in your speciality or area of interest, but, beyond that, they have different features.   

Read by QxMD  

The Read by QxMD app provides a simple interface that drives discovery and seamless access to the medical literature by reformatting it into a personalised digital journal. 

Because it’s in app form, and is designed to find full text easily, it’s great for browsing on the move. 


  • access full text through Imperial College London Library subscriptions and open access publishers
  • get full text PDFs with one tap
  • search millions of articles from PubMed and the database of outstanding topic reviews 
  • read your favourite journals or browse article collections 
  • organise and review your personal collection of articles 

How to get it 

Download the app from the Apple or Google Play stores.  

Set up institutional access to connect to Imperial College London Library for full text. 

  • From the homepage, click on the Account Settings icon at the top-left corner
  • On the Account Settings page, select Institutional Access
  • Click on the Add button at the top right
  • Search for Imperial College and select it 
  • Select Automatic login and enter your College username and password 


F1000Prime is an expert driven discovery and evaluation tool, enabling you to stay continuously informed about the key research amongst the vast amount of scientific literature published each year. The expert commentary can help support your own interpretations or act as a second opinion on articles. 


  • personalised article recommendations, matched to your topic
  • a “faculty” of around 8,000 leading researchers in biology and medicine (including Imperial staff) provide expert commentary and opinion on the most important articles published in thousands of journals worldwide
  • recommendations are brief, accessible reviews, highlighting the key findings and putting the work into context, accompanied by star ratings 
  • the F1000 SmartSearch learns your article preferences. As your SmartSearch is refined, you will receive alerts of only the most on-target new articles. 

Where to find it

Visit F1000Prime and log in with your College username and password. 

You can then create your own personal account. 

More support

For help with these resources or to find out more email Library Services at


Janet Corcoran

Janet Corcoran
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