Top Questions on Import – #3

Hi ReadCube Papers users!

This week, we’re tackling the top five questions we hear about one of ReadCube Papers’ most essential features: Import.

On to this week’s question:

Can I import my library from another reference manager?

Yes! You can import existing libraries from other reference managers with a few simple steps. It won’t be a perfect match – switching data between different tools always has its speed bumps – but we are here to help so if you have any issues – email us.

For all reference managers, if your library is a mix of references with PDFs and without, select the papers without PDFs to export the metadata. ReadCube Papers will do the heavy lifting and automatically identify the metadata from the references.

Export your library from the reference manager you are using either as a .bib or .ris file. Then simply drag and drop (yes it’s that easy!)


Fine print:

*Your folder structure from your old reference manager will not carry over. That data is not included in export files. To keep your library structure, create a new list in ReadCube Papers using the + icon in the lower left part of the screen and export contents of specific folders from your original reference manager using the steps above.