: The paper icon indicates the user has access to the paper and will be able to successfully download a PDF version of the article. Having access either means that the paper is open-access or that the institution the user is affiliated with has the article in their holdings. In order to access any paywalled article, users must have linked their institution to Read via the Institutional Access feature.
: The paper icon with a check-mark indicates that the paper has been successfully downloaded, meaning that the user can click on the paper and access the PDF right away.
: The chat icon indicates that a Read user has made a comment on the paper. Leaving comments is a good way to let other users know what you think about a particular paper and engage in dialogue with other medical professionals. You can also let other users know how you feel about their comments by giving them an up vote or down vote. Here's an example of an article where the comments section has been utilized.
: The star icon indicates that an article has been "favorited" or added to one of your Personal Collections. These papers are ones that you find particularly interesting and would like to return to at a later time. Personal Collections also make it easier to share a collection of articles, and can be made public to share with the entire Read Community (more information on Public Collections below).
: The folder icon indicates that a paper is a part of a Public Collection. A Public Collection can either be a Personal Collection that has been made public by a Read user or published by a hospital or university. These are generally created to help Read users find a group of articles that are related to their field of interest. By seeing that an article has been added to a Collection, Read users can click on the article and see what Collections it has been added to and decide whether or not they want to follow the collection. This will help them find more similar articles and also have the option to get notifications when more articles are added to the Collection.
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