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readcube: Creating an Account

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IMPORTANT: ReadCube has been cancelled. To request titles previously supplied by ReadCube, contact Interlibrary Loan.

readcube Assistance

Contact UK Libraries Electronic Resources for assistance.

Setting up a readcube account

The readcube account is necessary for access to articles available through readcube; it also keeps track of what articles you have read and stored.

1. Follow the login/register link in the top right corner to register or to login when you initially come to the readcube site via a article from a title on the UK readcube journal list using any UK-specific database that indexes any of the UK readcube-enabled-journals  [e.g., Google Scholar (UK), PubMed (UK)] or by going directly to the UK-subscribed Nature site [accessed from this guide or from the Libraries' website]. In UK-specific databases, use View Now at UK to find the link to; all readcube access will be on the site.


If you attempt to view a readcube article but haven't yet registered for an account, you will be prompted to register at that point (see below: Create New Account).

Ensure you type in "University of Kentucky" (no quotations) as the institution.















Once you are registered, you will then be able to log in and view the article via readcube.