ReadCube Paper's Word-compatible citation tool makes writing your next paper a breeze. SmartCite is fast, easy-to-use, supports over 8000+ styles and most importantly, makes it easy to collaborate on documents with colleagues.


Getting set up:

The first time you log into SmartCite you will be asked to log-in as you normally do through your ReadCube Papers apps. Once authenticated, you will see your library populate automatically.

Inserting references:

Use the “References” tab to search your library for references to cite. Select one or more search results, and click the bottom “Insert Citation” button to add to your document (at the current cursor location).

Screenshot of SmartCite in Word 2016

To update an existing citation in your document, click on it so that the citation is activated (gray “highlight”). You will notice it opens back up in the right panel. For citations with multiple references, an individual reference can be deleted by clicking on the corresponding X button in the right-side panel, followed by the “Update Citation” button. You can also change the order by dragging the grey boxes (ie. "Miller, 2012", "Braasch, 2016" ) in the desired order. With all changes, for them to take effect, you'll need to click "Update Citation" at the bottom of the panel.

To add a bibliography, click the “Bibliography” tab, and then click the “Insert Bibliography” button at the bottom.

Search in the “Bibliography” section to update with another citation style anytime. Please note that in order to change the inline styling, you need to insert a bibliography.

Screenshot of Bibliography tab inside SmartCite

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