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ReadCube: How can ReadCube help me?

Using ReadCube for quick access to Nature journals and as a citation manager

How can ReadCube help me?

ReadCube is a tool with two main components: it is a view for accessing articles in Nature journals and it is a citation manager. Below, these two components are described, and in the next tab, you will find instructions for using ReadCube.

Whether you use ReadCube to view journal articles or as a full citation-manager program, you will need to create an account using your or email address.

Quick access to Nature journals online

ReadCube partners with Nature Publishing Group to allow online access to articles in (expensive) e-journals that the Library does not subscribe to. Upon initial setup at USU, a limited number of Nature journals were made available via ReadCube. See the list of available titles here. Note that titles may be added or removed without notice.

How do I use ReadCube to access Nature journals?

Using ReadCube as a citation organizer

Recently, ReadCube moved to making their citation management tools available only by subscription. This includes their citation manager Papers, and the tool SmartCite, which integrates with Microsoft Word. To use these, you will need a personal subscription, as USU Libraries does not support an institution wide subscription.

If you'd like to export your ReadCube Papers citations to another citation organizer, ReadCube has provided these instructions. The only citation organizer that USU Libraries supports is Zotero, support for which can be found in our Zotero LibGuide. To move your exported ReadCube Papers citations to Zotero, you can follow Zotero's instructions to import them.