Are you looking for a simple tool to organize your PDFs and facilitate your writing process?
ReadCube is a free app for Windows and Mac computers developed to help researchers quickly navigate research literature, and organize their PDFS to facilitate their writing. (Similar free tools include Zotero and Mendeley Desktop.)
Use ReadCube to organize your PDF Collection. Import a file of PDFs and ReadCube will fetch the metadata from PubMed and Google Scholar for the citations. Export individual or groups of citations directly to EndNote (or as a RIS file for other managers, like Zotero) to create bibliographies.
You can highlight, annotate, and tag each PDF in your PDF library. These comments are fully searchable.
Search PubMed and/or Google Scholar directly in ReadCube. Download the articles (if free or licensed by UAB) in one click. Be sure to set your preferences to UAB. Note the links to related articles and forward citations in the record in your library.
Other features include personalized article recommendations based on the PDFs in your library and the ability to automatically find supplemental material for a growing number of articles.
ReadCube is snazzy and simple to use. It seemed to find bibliographic information for most of the articles I added quite quickly and working with PDFS was straightforward and simple. There are other reference managers available that have similar functions available. Similar products you may want to review, depending on your needs, include:
- UAB students and employees (does not include UAB Health System) with a current BlazerID & password can go to the UAB IT Software Library to download a free copy.
- Learn more about EndNote
- LHL Guide to Using EndNote