Welcome to ReadCube Teams! 

ReadCube Teams brings collaborative literature tools to you and your research group. Full of time-saving features like private team libraries, secure cloud storage and shared annotations, ReadCube for teams helps your research group forget frustration and focus on discovery.

Here you will find everything you need to get started!

First Steps: Joining Your Team’s Account

Step 1:

When your Team's administrator adds you to the account, you will receive an invitation via email that looks like this: 

Step 2:

Click the link to complete your registration - you will then be redirected to the ReadCube web library. For those who already created an account- you will be linked to web library directly.

 If you don’t receive an email contact your administrator or account manager at: team-support@readcube

Getting Familiar with ReadCube

ReadCube for Teams is available via the Web and Mobile apps. Development is underway for integration of Team folders into ReadCube’s desktop apps for spring of 2017.

To access your Team library - just fo to app.readcube.com (or just to ReadCube.com if you are already logged in - we will redirect you to the right place!).


Highlights of Team Library:

  • Fully searchable libraries with automatic meta-data matching
  • Search your company library for available papers
  • Create small shared team libraries where you can share references and PDFs with other group members securely.
  • Add articles from personal library to your shared team library and vice versa
  • Easily import new articles using the ReadCube chrome extension directly into your personal/team libraries.
  • Read full-text articles shared with you in Enhanced PDF format
  • Capture and retain shared knowledge across your company through shared article annotations
  • Create lists under shared libraries to organize your library, or add searchable tags


Importing articles into your Team library


You can import articles into ReadCube by simply dragging and dropping PDF into ReadCube Web App window or selecting the “import” option from the top right corner. 

You can also export your library from other services like Papers and Mendeley and drag in that file into the browser window as well.

Your first import will take about 3-5 seconds per PDF, so if you have a really large library, try importing in batches or leaving overnight

Searching your Team library

There are multiple ways to search your team library

  1. Search through all the folders you are shared on
  2. Within Library via top Search bar (Searches the contents of this particular library only.)
  3. Browsing library by scrolling

Search supports basic Boolean commands:

AND >  cell AND death > results must contain keywords "cell" and "death"
NOT > cell NOT design  > results must contain keyword "cell" but should exclude "death"
OR > cell OR receptor  > results must contain keyword "cell" or the keyword "death". They don't both need to be present.
 “  “ >  "am edwards"
Wildcard (*) > eg.  cell* will product results with keywords including: cell, cells, cellular, cellulite....  



Viewing an article in Team Library:


By simply double clicking any of the shared articles with a cloud icon A copy of the Enhanced PDF will open in a new tab.



Built-in Search How to Create a Shared Library:

Go to icon at bottom left of the page and click to view options to create a library like a parent folder or create a list like a sub-folder


Creating Shareable Notes:

You can share annotations either on the abstract page for quick viewing from your library view bottom of right hand panel or directly on the PDF. When on the PDF selecting text will bring up highlighting options or ability to "Add Note".

Adding Tags:

You can add hashtags by adding "#" before a keywork (ie. #grant #projectalpha). Each tag will be added to auto-generated list in a Team library and can be used as a search term.

Tags are designed to be customizable for each shared library.


Built-in Search:


Web Importer

With ReadCube’s Web Importer, you can seamlessly import articles directly from your web browser into your ReadCube cloud library.

Once you’ve installed the extension, you can search for papers as you normally would on PubMed, Google Scholar and journal websites – the extension allows you to add those references, and import PDFs (where applicable) directly to your personal or team library.

When you open any of your ReadCube apps, your imported articles will immediately be synced and be available for reading

Recommendation Engine: 

ReadCube offers personalized article recommendations based on the papers you already have in your library as well as your recent activity. This is described by ReadCube users as the “what you’ve missed list” because it creates a unique filter which go through all the newly published papers and then removes all of the articles you’ve already seen, leaving with the articles that are completely new to you.

You can select how far back your recommendations go by changing the time period in the drop-down box at the top of the page and even view recommendations on lists you’ve created.

ReadCube Mobile

ReadCube’s free mobile apps are available for iOS, Android and Kindle. Our top-rated apps include much of the same functionality as ReadCube’s web app and enables you to access your literature on-the-go.

Features include:

  • Integration with institutional proxy
  • Database search engine including PubMed Google Scholar and ReadCube
  • Search Engines
  • Personalized Recommendations
  • Customizable Lists
  • Annotations tools including notes and highlights
  • Emailing article references
  • Read-only Team viewing of shared folders

Other Resources - UPDATE REQ'd

Download Desktop: readcube.com/download 

(note that Teams folders are not available in Desktop yet, but your personal library will sync to the desktop.)

Download iOS: http://rdcu.be/bqhH 

Download Android: http://rdcu.be/eCQQ 

Download Kindle: http://rdcu.be/eCQO

Bootcamp Training Video: readcube.com/bootcamp

FAQ: http://rdcu.be/eCQ

Support: team-support@readcube.com