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Read by QxMD App

app for medical literature reading

How to setup Keywords

Keywords is doing a keyword search for an article.  Boolean searches can be done.

To set up:

  1. From the homepage, click the My Keywords tab at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Then press the Edit icon at the top-right.
  3. Enter keyword(s) that you would like to add.
    For Boolean Searches see this link (or see below)
  4. Click on the check-mark at the top to save any changes made.


  • And is equal to the + (plus) symbol.
  • Not is equal to the - (minus) symbol.
  • Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems
    Neuro* includes Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, etc
  • Near is equal to putting a search query in quotes, e.g., "Brain Surgery". You're essentially telling the search engine that you want all of these words, in this specific order or this specific phrase.
  • AND is the default setting of the search engine — meaning, it will return matches for if the article includes all of the words you enter.