Installing ReadCube Papers Browser Extension on 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!

When prompted, click "Allow" to install the Browser Extension

Screenshot on how to Allow installation for ReadCube Papers Browser Extension on Firefox

A new tab will appear prompting you to Sign In 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.


Screenshot of the ReadCube Papers Browser Extension on Firefox via Pubmed

  • To manage the browser 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 browser extension.

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