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Happy Holidays from ReadCube Papers!

Happy Holidays from ReadCube Papers!

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday!!

Love the brain? So do we! ReadCube @ Neuro 2013!

Love the brain? So do we! ReadCube @ Neuro 2013!

Attention Attention! We’re thrilled to say that we’ll be at this year’s Neuroscience conference in sunny San Diego! So if you’re at SfN, we’d love to see you! Here are a few reasons you might want to come visit us: If you’re a loyal ReadCube user, come on down to booth #405, where we just…

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Grad School Tips: Choosing Your Lab

Once you’ve narrowed down your choice to a few labs based on your research interests as well as any geographic or lifestyle preferences that may come into play, and you’ve established a general understanding as to what PI and the lab itself may have to offer, it’s time to arrange a visit and have a…

4 Bummers About the Government Shutdown, If You’re A Researcher

4 Bummers About the Government Shutdown, If You’re A Researcher

(Image Credit: Reuters) So it’s really happened, the US Federal Government has shut down (at least in part). You’ve surely read about the main consequences in the news: almost a million people are sent home without pay, government office buildings are closed, and even the website of the USDA is offline! As a loyal slave to…

Keeping Balance in Graduate School

Keeping Balance in Graduate School

When I was in graduate school, my top priority was crystal clear to me: getting out with a Ph.D. Other people described me as “focused like a laser beam” on that goal. In retrospect, I may have been too focused. There is more to life than graduate work. Keeping your health and sanity intact are…

Scientific FOMO? No mo!

Scientific FOMO? No mo!

Keeping up on the latest research in your field can be a slippery slope. After you’ve found the first few great papers or key authors, the realization how much information is out there (not to mention the task of sorting through it) can be really intimidating! Just like in your life outside the lab, science…

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Grad School is a Whole Other Planet

Forget Men are from Mars, and Women being from Venus – in grad school, we are all on Pluto. If you go through a Ph.D. program, you will find graduate studies to be a very different world from undergraduate school. If you just get an M.S., then graduate school may not be much different from…

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Back to the grind here at the ReadCube Papers offices

September’s here. The air is getting crisper – campuses are buzzing… yes friends, summer is winding down and fall is approaching. We’ve got some great things on the way… BIG new feature launches Campus visits Conference parties …PLUS we’re teaming up with our friends at 1DegreeBio to bring you some great articles with tips and tricks to navigate through…

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Grad School Tips: So Many Papers to Read, So Little Time

When I began working in my grad school lab, I was handed a stack of scientific articles as part of my “welcome package”.  I was told that I would need to spend a lot of time reading while I was slowly gearing up for the experiments needed for my project. I was eager to learn…

Fall in Love with the ReadCube Bookmarklet!

Fall in Love with the ReadCube Bookmarklet!

Have you installed our nifty bookmarklet? It lets you easily save articles from your browser to your ReadCube Desktop library in a single click! Installation is Easy: Go to: http://www.readcube.com/bookmarklet Drag the bookmarklet button to the right to your Bookmarks Toolbar. That’s it! Whenever you want to save a journal article to your ReadCube library, just…

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Founders’ Message: A look back at 2012

What a year for ReadCube! First, let us thank you, our ReadCube Community, for such loyal support this year, and great feedback! Your questions, comments, and suggestions have been a crucial force in driving the development, and we can barely contain our excitement about what we have for you in the year to come. This…

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Happy Holidays from ReadCube!

We love the holiday season here at ReadCube HQ, in no small part because it generally signals the arrival of presents! So, we’re thrilled to let you know about our holiday gift to you, the latest ReadCube update. This update carries a few key features that you, our dedicated fans, have asked for: We’re excited…

Open Access Week!

Open Access Week!

Greetings ReadCubers! This week is Open Access Week, a movement promoting immediate, unfettered access to peer-reviewed publications in science. There’s a lot of interesting dialogue going on, and we’ll be highlighting some of our favorite bits on our twitter account, but we thought the blog was a great place to give you all a little Open Access…

Mark It!

Mark It!

Hello world! We’re pleased to release a new update to ReadCube into the world today. It comes jam-packed with the usual optimizations, tweaks, and bugfixes, plus a couple of new features. Check out what’s new! A collapsible left-side panel: After many requests, we’ve finally added a button to hide the side panel, giving you extra…

Happy Birthday ReadCube!

Happy Birthday ReadCube!

(Image Credit: Will Clayton via Flickr) It’s been a year! That’s right, we released ReadCube into the wild for the first time on October 11, 2011. It’s been an awesome run so far, and we’re super excited about all the new features we have in store for the near future. Stay tuned, lots to come!

Science in your sleep?

Science in your sleep?

Have you ever fallen asleep in bed with a journal article on your face? We have. It often goes like this: It’s 3am, and in 6 hours you’re supposed to be in class or meet with your adviser to summarize the results of a paper (you know, the one on your face). You’re tired and…

New feature: List-based recommendations and much more

New feature: List-based recommendations and much more

We just released a new update to ReadCube! We’re always interested in what tweaks and features you, our users, would like to make your lives easier. So, with your requests in mind, we’ve made a handful of helpful changes to ReadCube. The part of today’s update we’re most excited about is the new and improved recommendations function.…

ReadCube enhances 10 million articles!

ReadCube enhances 10 million articles!

As we not-so-subtly hinted recently, Enhanced PDF is getting a major shot in the arm. Today’s ReadCube update brings support for more than ten million articles to Enhanced PDF! This update also expands Enhanced PDF support to several more providers, so give it a try and enjoy those hyperlinked references, automatically downloaded supplements, and clickable authors. Check out…