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Trial - Read by QxMD
1 October 2019

Keep up-to-date with current research in your area of practice 

The library is trialling institutional access to Read by QxMD.  This means you can:

  • Gain access to free and ADHB subscription articles.
  • Set up a topic feed, or follow high-impact journals like the New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet.
  • Read this content on the go using your iPad, iPhone, or Android device, as well as on your desktop. 

Set up access 

Create a Read by QxMD account, either on your desktop at, or you will be prompted to do so on your device after downloading the app from the app store.

To access ADHB subscription resources you will need Library Associate Membership to connect your Read account to the ADHB institution, otherwise you will only get free content. 

Connect your account on the web

  1. Log in to your Read by QxMD account at
  2. Click on your name and select Change my institution.
  3. Select your institution and click Save e.g., select Auckland District Health Board (or select University of Auckland if you have student or honorary clinical access).
  4. When you select an article and access the full text you will be prompted to enter your institution's username and password. ADHB staff receive this with Library Associate Membership. University of Auckland students or honorary clinical appointments use your University username and password.

Connect your account on your device

  1. On your device, click on the Account Settings icon at the top-left corner.
  2. On the Account Settings page, select Institutional Access.
  3. Click on the Add (+) icon at the bottom-right.
  4. A list of institutions should appear. Search for and select Auckland District Health Board (or select University of Auckland if you have student or honorary clinical access).
  5. Select your login preference e.g., Automatic Login Using Library Login.
  6. Enter your institution's username and password. ADHB staff receive this with Library Associate Membership.
    University of Auckland students or honorary clinical appointments use your University username and password.
  7. Click the Check icon at the top of the screen.
  8. You will be prompted to select an option. Select Save and Log In in order to login to your institution. 
    This option can also be used to make sure your credentials work properly as it immediately lets you know if the login succeeded or not. If you do not want to login yet, you can also choose Just Save, Don't Log In. This stores the password you entered, and will log you in when you click on an article you want to read.
    You're all set! 

Questions and feedback

Need more help setting up this trial? Do you have feedback about this new service?

Contact us

Philson Library Christmas closedown for Christmas and New Year
17 December 2018

The Philson Library CLOSES at 3pm Friday 21 December 2018 and REOPENS 8am Thursday 3 January 2019.

Please plan to return or borrow books before we close on Friday 21 Dec. After-hours returns will be unavailable as the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences building is officially closed during this period.

For urgent information needs whilst the library is closed, contact library staff on 0210665911.

Normal hours resume thereafter.

NB: There is a wealth of material available within databases, e-journals and e-books for both patient care and project work ongoing. 

New-look Library Catalogue
9 February 2018

Our new-look library Catalogue has been live for a month now.

Previously known as Library Search, it has a simpler more modern look and mobile friendly design.

There are three search options: Books+ finds books and journals, Articles and more finds journal articles and Combined includes both options.

The Catalogue includes ADHB online journals and articles as well as the University of Auckland library resources. ADHB journals and articles will have (ADHB) in the View Online publisher link. All other online resources are available from a University of Auckland Philson Library computer, or use the Request form to get PDF copies of articles or chapters.

If you have Library Membership, you can sign-in to the Catalogue for full functionality, e.g., save searches and items found, request books. If you currently have saved items in Library Search, these will transfer over to the Catalogue. You will be able to pin items to your favourites and add tags (like labels) to quickly find your saved items later.

Email the Library if you have any questions:

ClinicalKey for Nursing
8 December 2017

A powerful database of peer-reviewed and evidence-based resources from Elsevier. Activate your personal account to tag, share and download content, create presentations, receive content updates, and access ClinicalKey outside work (from home).

Access ClinicalKey for Nursing

  • Enter into your browser (use Firefox or Chrome).
    You will also find ClinicalKey for Nursing on the ADHB Library Links website on Hippo, under Databases.
  • Sign in if you have already created a ClinicalKey Nursing account, or create one using the instructions below - you'll need this for offsite (home) access.

Create your personal account and activate remote access

  1. Visit (use Firefox or Chrome).
    For the initial registration, use a computer or device on the ADHB hospital network.
    After that, you may log in on any computer or device.
  2. Click Register (top right) and enter your ADHB email address. This is your username each time you log in.
  3. Fill in your details and click Register (bottom right), then click Continue. You will now be logged in.
  4. Click on your name (top right), and select Remote Access from the drop-down menu.
  5. Enter your ADHB email address.
  6. Click the link in the confirmation email sent to your ADHB email to activate your Remote Access.

From your mobile or device

  1. Search for ClinicalKey in your app store (android or apple) and click on install.
  2. When prompted, choose the Australia edition, then choose ClinicalKey for Nursing.
  3. Under username, enter your ADHB email and the password you created.

Content in ClinicalKey for Nursing

  • 350+ clinical overviews – easy-to-scan, clinically focused medical topic summaries designed to match the clinician workflow.
  • 200+ (75+ ANZ) books
  • 50+ journals
  • 1,600+ videos
  • 90,000+ images
  • Also includes drug monographs, practice guidelines, patient education, Medline abstracts, and more.


  • Log time spent reading peer-reviewed content (e.g., books, journals).
  • This time may be exchanged for a certificate to use for claiming CME credits from your institution or award body.
  • Once signed in to your personal account, you will see a CME icon under your name.


UpToDate Anywhere is here!
16 September 2016

UpToDate clinical decision support is now available anytime, anywhere

  • Access on up to two mobile devices.
  • Access on any computer with an Internet connection.
  • Earn free continuing education credit when you research a clinical question using UpToDate onsite or offsite – including on your mobile device.

To register

  • From any work computer within the ADHB hospital network, go to
  • Click on Log in/Register to register and create a username and password.
  • Search for ‘UpToDate’ in your App store to download and install the Mobile App (iOS, Android, Windows 8).
  • Open the Mobile App and log in once with your username and password.

You may now access UpToDate on your device. From offsite, on any computer with an Internet connection - just log in to UpToDate.

To maintain access on your App and from offsite

  • You will receive a reminder to verify your DHB affiliation every 90 days. Log in to your existing account from any computer within the hospital network to continue access (no need to re-register).
  • If you change or update your devices, log in and go to My Account to add or remove devices.

UpToDate includes

  • More than 10,000 topics covering general internal medicine and more than 22 specialties.
  • A drug database and interaction tool; nearly 1,500 patient education topics; more than 28,000 graphics; and links to more than 400,000 references.


Contact the ADHB Librarians, or UpToDate Customer Service:

Nursing Reference Centre Plus database trial
17 June 2016

We are part way through our trial of the Nursing Reference Centre Plus database which ends this September. Please try the database, as we'll be seeking feedback before the end of the trial.

Nursing Reference Center Plus is an easy to search evidence-based resource designed specifically for nurses.

Search Nursing Reference Centre Plus now, or find it on the ADHB Library Links website under Databases.

See more information about offsite access, using the mobile app, and what's available on Nursing Reference Centre Plus.

ClinicalKey and remote access
30 May 2016

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine that helps doctors, nurses and other health professionals make better decisions anywhere, anytime, in any patient scenario.

Register a Personal Account

  1. From any work computer within the ADHB hospital network, go to
  2. Click Register (top right) and enter your ADHB email address.
  3. Fill in your details and click Register (bottom right), then click Continue.

Activate Remote Access

  1. Once logged in to ClinicalKey, click your name (top right) and select Remote Access from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter your ADHB email address.
  3. Activate your Remote Access by clicking the link in the confirmation email sent to your ADHB email.

You may now go to from any computer and log in.

Mobile Access

The ClinicalKey website is mobile optimised and works well on all devices.
If using a web browser on your device, you can add a ClinicalKey shortcut to your home screen - just click on the three dots on your browser to bring up the menu option.

You may also download a mobile app from your app store (android or apple). Log in with your ClinicalKey username and password you created when prompted.

About ClinicalKey

  • Includes clinical topics for patient care decision support, as well as full-text journals, leading medical text books, practice guidelines, videos, images, Medline results, clinical trial information and patient handouts. Read more about what’s in ClinicalKey.
  • Indexed daily for the most complete and current content across 30+ medical specialties. Ensures decisions are based on the most current evidence.
  • Smart Search suggests relevant clinical concepts.
  • Drag and drop any image into the Presentation Maker.

Problem with accessing Science Direct e-journals
8 January 2016

Please use ClinicalKey under database tab for Science Direct titles. For any other problems email for assistance.

Nursing Reference Centre Plus database is now available
3 October 2015

Nursing Reference Center Plus is an easy to search evidence-based resource designed specifically for nurses.

Search Nursing Reference Centre Plus now.

Download the App for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) and Android devices.

Access information about diseases, conditions and best practices, as well as:

  • Evidence-based care sheets
  • Topics about core measures, risk management, and regulations
  • Images and videos of procedures
  • Competency checklists
  • The latest on nursing management
  • Continuing education
  • Patient education handouts
  • Nursing eBooks
  • Continuting education modules.

How to download the new DynaMed app
12 February 2015