Keeping Current

Important: Library staff continue to work from home. All library services and resources are operational. Contact the library for assistance at medlib@cpsbc.ca or by web rather than telephone. The library remains closed to visitors.

Stay current in your discipline or follow a topic of ongoing interest using these tools. Filter and personalize the vast quantity of published information to customize 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

Read by QxMD is an app to help you discover new research, read topic reviews and search PubMed for articles relevant for your practice. Read by QxMD 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 Read by QxMD from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Create a personal account.
  3. In Content Settings, choose Institutional Settings and College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.
  4. Choose Automatic Login.

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? 

  1. Click on the Additional links drop down menu.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and click on Your institution doesn't subscribe to this paper. Click here to request a copy.
  3. Complete the form by verifying you're not a robot and click Send Message.
    Please 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.

This Changed My Practice

Hosted by UBC Continuing Professional Development, this award-winning website is a place for BC doctors to share new and exciting information in the world of medicine. Sign up for the newsletter to receive notifications of new blog posts, or visit This Changed My Practice to share an epiphany of your own.

BC Guidelines

To receive email notifications of new and upcoming British Columbia guidelines, go to the sign up page.

CANMAT Guidelines

To receive updates and access resources, register with CANMAT (Canadian Network for Mood and Anxiety Treatments). Register here.

ECRI Guidelines Trust

To receive email notifications of new and upcoming guidelines with a more international focus, register with ECRI Guidelines Trust. Registering for a free account also provides access to search for guidelines – this American guideline database includes some international content as well.

Note: Any third party links are provided for general reference only and no endorsement of their content by the College is implied.