How do I add the ReadCube Papers Browser Extension to my browser?

With the ReadCube Papers Browser Extension you can seamlessly download articles directly from your web browser. Find papers as you normally would on Dimensions, PubMed, Google Scholar and journal websites - the browser extension allows you to add references your find, along with optional notes, to any of your lists and will even allow you to download PDFs to your local drive.

Currently, the browser extension supports Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Firefox. Scroll down to see installation instructions for each.

Google Chrome

  • Install the browser extension here.
  • Confirm you want to add the browser extension
  • Sign In with your ReadCube Papers email

Screenshot of ReadCube Papers Sign In on the Browser Extension for Chrome

  • Find papers as you normally would in your web browser (we currently support the Dimensions, PubMed and Google Scholar search engines, as well as many publisher journal websites).
  • For officially supported sites you will see a "View PDF" button directly on the page. Click the "View PDF" icon to access the article and then select "Download PDF" to save a copy locally on your computer.

Screenshot of the ReadCube Papers Browser Extension on Dimensions page

Screenshot of ReadCube Papers Browser Extension on Google Scholar

Firefox  

Why manual install? Mozilla only accepts extensions that offer full functionality to everyone. Since ReadCube Papers provides access to full-text scholarly articles through a user's institution, it is not broad enough to be listed in the Mozilla store. The good news is that manual installing is just as easy!

  • Download the browser extension here.

Screenshot of ReadCube Papers Browser Extension Download for Firefox

Once you have file downloaded, just drag the .xpi file onto an open Firefox window to install. Alternatively, you can also install by going to the Add-ons window (Tools > Add-ons > Extensions), click the "Install" button at the bottom left, navigate to the location of the downloaded file, click/double-click on the .xpi file to install. 

  • A new tab will appear prompting you to sign In with your institutional email and you are all set!

Screenshot of ReadCube Papers Sign In and Registration page

  • Now search for papers as you normally would in your web browser (we currently support the Dimensions, PubMed and Google Scholar search engines, as well as many publisher journal websites).
  • For officially supported sites you will see a "View PDF" button directly on the page. Click the "View PDF" icon to access the article and then select "Download PDF" to save a copy locally on your computer.

ReadCube Papers Browser Extension on PubMed Search Query in Firefox

  • To manage the extension - head to the menu icon in the top right corner and select "Add Ons". Through the Add-on Manager page, you can update your preferences, disable or remove the extension.

Microsoft Edge

  • Download the browser extension here.

ReadCube Papers Browser Extension Download on Microsoft Edge Store

  • Click on "Get"
  • A new tab will appear prompting you to sign in with your institutional email and you are all set!
ReadCube Papers Sign In and Registration Page
  • Now search for papers as you normally would in your web browser (we currently support the Dimensions, PubMed and Google Scholar search engines, as well as many publisher journal websites).
  • For officially supported sites you will see a "View PDF" button directly on the page. Click the "View PDF" icon to access the article and then select "Download PDF" to save a copy locally on your computer.

ReadCube Papers Browser Extension on Google Scholar Search Query

If you experience any issues trying to install the browser extensions send us a note at ReadCube Papers Support

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