Installing Readcube Papers Web Importer 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 Web Importer

A new tab will appear prompting you to Sign In and you are all set!

  • 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.


  • To manage the web 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 web extension.

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