What are connectors?

This article explains what each type of connector in your preferences menu under the "Connectors" tab does for your ReadCube client.  ReadCube uses data from several search engines to help you find new source material and to match your articles when searching and importing with appropriate metadata.  You can use this settings menu to limit or expand what search engines ReadCube has access while operating.



Search Connectors:  These are the search engines that appear when you search for new content in ReadCube.  If multiple search engines are turned on, you will be able to select from Google Scholar, Pubmed, or Microsoft Academic from the top of you ReadCube search window.  If you do not want any search engines to appear, simply uncheck its box and it will no longer be available for use until you check it again.

Full Text Sources:  Some libraries (and individual users, who may be you!) gain access to their research content through aggregator subscriptions.  Essentially, these subscriptions have specific deals with publishers to access various content at group rates.  As of a few months ago, ReadCube has implemented support to integrate these subscriptions into your desktop client. If you or your library have one of these, simply select the appropriate box and your ReadCube should be effectively configured.

ReadCube Desktop (Mac/PC)

  1. Can I mark an article as a favorite in ReadCube Desktop?
  2. How do I annotate an article in ReadCube Desktop?
  3. How do I delete articles from my library in ReadCube Desktop?
  4. How do I organize my articles in ReadCube Desktop?
  5. Can ReadCube Desktop automatically organize my articles into lists?
  6. How do I rename or remove a list in ReadCube Desktop?
  7. How do I move Notes/Highlights/Lists from one computer to another without Cloud Sync?
  8. How can I export references from ReadCube?
  9. Can I download PDFs using ReadCube Desktop from journals to which my institution is a subscriber?
  10. ReadCube Desktop Search and Download Tips
  11. How do I use advanced search terms in ReadCube Desktop?
  12. How do I search my library in ReadCube Desktop?
  13. How can I delete articles downloaded via ReadCube Desktop from my computer?
  14. Where does ReadCube Desktop store downloaded article PDFs?
  15. How can I change my article's download provider in ReadCube Desktop?
  16. ReadCube Desktop Article Download Tips
  17. What can I do if ReadCube won't launch / update / install?
  18. How do I use the Enhanced PDF in ReadCube Desktop?
  19. How to Enable Scrolling on Lenovo Laptops in ReadCube Desktop
  20. ReadCube Desktop Release Notes
  21. Manually Adding References/Citations into your ReadCube Library
  22. What are the system requirements for the ReadCube desktop application?
  23. What are Recommendations?
  24. How do I completely remove ReadCube Desktop from my computer?
  25. How can I make ReadCube Desktop's display change to Chinese, Japanese, or Korean?
  26. Where is ReadCube 2.0 installed?
  27. What are connectors?
  28. Why does ReadCube look fuzzy on my high resolution display?
  29. Why do I get a blank/white screen when trying to download a ScienceDirect paper?
  30. Connection error message preventing installation / update / login
  31. Adding Metadata-only References to your Library
  32. Article Mis-labelled as Supplement (or vice versa)
  33. How do I export / back up / transfer my ReadCube library?
  34. How do I submit requested files to Support for troubleshooting?

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