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 usu.edu or aggiemail.usu.edu email address.
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.
ReadCube also serves as a web application where you can store citations, save and annotate articles, and automatically generate bibliographies. You may be familiar with Zotero, Mendeley, or EndNote, which perform similar functions. Try ReadCube's citation manager features to see if it is a good fit for you.