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Nature Publications and Readcube: Using

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 

Getting Started

Step 1: Login to your MyLSU account and then locate an article from one of the Nature journals at

Step 2: You should see this on the right side of the page.

Access to this article via Louisiana State University LSU Libraries is not available.

Click on 'Buy or subscribe'.  You should see 'Free Access.  Access to the article PDF has be brought to you by Louisiana State University at the top left of the page:

'Free Access.  Access to the article PDF has be brought to you by Louisiana State University


Step 3: Click 'View PDF' and you should be able to see the first page of the article but the rest of the pages are blurry.  On the right click 'Buy PDF'.  You will be prompted to sign in or register for Readcube.  Please use  your lsu email to create the account.

Step 4  After you are logged in to your Readcube account, you should be able to read the article or download it.

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