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Nature Publications and Readcube: What is ReadCube?

This guide shows how to access Nature publications through LSU Libraries or ReadCube

Accessing Nature Articles Through ReadCube

Articles from these Nature Journals must be accessed through ReadCube.

  • Nature Astronomy
  • Nature Biomedical Engineering
  • Nature Catalysis
  • Nature Cell Biology
  • Nature Chemical Biology
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution
  • Nature Energy
  • Nature Human Behaviour
  • Nature Medicine
  • Nature Microbiology
  • Nature Neuroscience
  • Nature Plants
  • Nature Protocols
  • Nature Reviews Chemistry
  • Nature Reviews Disease Primers
  • Nature Reviews Drug Discovery
  • Nature Reviews Immunology
  • Nature Reviews Materials
  • Nature Reviews Molecular Molecular Cell Biology
  • Nature Reviews Neurology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
  • Nature Reviews Urology
  • Nature Structural and Molecular Biology
  • Nature Sustainability

Some articles may be "open access" or freely available to all users. You do not need to use verify your LSU affiliation for these articles.

For Nature journals not on this list, please use 



  • ReadCube:
    •  Allows members of the LSU community access to full-text articles from selected Nature titles.
      • Articles become accessible from off-campus by authenticating the proxy server by logging into your MyLSU account.
    • To access the full text of an article through Readcube from the publishers website, click on the article's title and then scroll down until you see 'Access options' and select free access from LSU.  This will provide a preview of the article.  To view and download the full text of the article select 'Buy PDF' on the right side of the page.  There is no charge to faculty, staff or students but LSU Libraries will be billed for the purchase of the article.

How much does it cost?

  • There is no fee associated with ReadCube access for LSU students or faculty for all titles that LSU does subscribe to. These articles are available for access off campus after they are saved to ReadCube.
  • You may gain access to Nature articles to which LSU does not subscribe via the Libraries' ILL Service.


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