How Do I Add the Papers Browser Extension to My Browser?

With the Papers browser extension, you can seamlessly import articles to your library directly from your web browser. Find papers as you normally would on Dimensions, PubMed, Google Scholar and journal websites then add them to your library using the browser extension. References can be added to any of the lists in your library, along with optional notes, and the extension will automatically import the associated PDF, if possible. 

Google Chrome

  • Install the browser extension from here
  • Confirm you want to add the browser extension
  • Sign in with the email address of your Papers account

  • The extension will be located in the top right corner of your browser, next to the search bar


  • You can install the extension from here

  • Click on "Add to Firefox" and then "Add" in the small permissions window that appears:

  • You will then be automatically prompted to sign in: 

  • The extension will notify you of a successful sign-in and an extension button will be located in the top right corner of your browser, next to the search bar


  • Download the browser extension here

  • Select "Get"
  • After the extension has been added to your browser sign in and you will be able to use it to import articles directly to your library

Microsoft Edge

  • Download the browser extension here

  • Click on "Get" and select "Add extension" in the small popup window that appears

  • The extension will then be added and you can pin it to your taskbar by clicking on the "Extensions" icon and selecting the "Show in toolbar" button:

(updated May 18th, 2023)

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