Click & Collect
One click imports all your existing references (and annotations). One click drags full-text articles into Flow — and enters the reference metadata for you. One click saves references and documents from anywhere on the web (including from behind paywalls).
Share readings and collaborate with up to 10 people for free. Review articles with your peers — or your professors. Jointly annotate documents with members of your research group. Collaborate on papers with researchers from any institution, anywhere in the world.
Since Flow is wholly web-based, there's no software to install and update. You can access your research instantly on any and every device. And when it comes to writing, Flow for Word connects and updates all your citations automatically, right in your document — no Internet connection required.
See what makes Flow the only reference and document manager you need
Collect with a Click
The "Save to Flow" button captures metadata and full text from major databases and websites — even from behind paywalls — and adds them to your library. Research has never been this simple.
Collaborate and Listen
Share collections privately with up to 10 people for free, inside or outside your institution. Manage access rights to allow selected team members to contribute and add comments to shared collections.
Read & Respond
Whether you're grading essays, preparing your prospectus, or researching your next article, you can use Flow's built-in reader to peruse, highlight, and annotate your documents right in the browser window.
Free for Academics
Flow's free plan includes unlimited references, collection sharing, and a whopping 2GB of storage! And when you just can't get enough Flow, upgrade to Premium for up to 25 collaborators and 10GB of space.
Look Mom, No Hands!
Flow automatically enters metadata for the majority of documents, leaving your hands free to send an email, make dinner, or text your mom. And if it doesn't, well, there's always autocomplete.
Write, Cite, Go
Flow for Word is the most powerful reference tool for Microsoft Word. It automatically updates your citations, linking to your Flow library from within Word. That’s time (and sanity) saved.
Still using Mendeley, Zotero, RefWorks or another reference manager? We won't judge. But just so you know: Flow imports existing libraries (and full text documents) with just a couple of clicks.
Flow ♥ Dropbox
One little click initiates ongoing conversation between your Flow library and Dropbox. Now you can read all your research documents even without wifi — Flow can go wherever you are.
Flow automatically detects your duplicate references and helps clean them up. It’s even smart enough to suggest you keep the most useful versions — those with full text, more metadata, or annotations.
Flow's intuitive design makes getting started a cinch. No need to watch videos or wade through pages of documentation first (although we've got those too!). Flow works to simplify your workflow.
No need to spend time assigning keywords to your documents: Flow's comprehensive search tool rakes through metadata, annotations, and full text document to provide instant, relevancy ranked results.
Flow supports all of the 3000+ RefWorks citation styles — the most solid ones around. And a custom CSL editor allows you to create any other style your heart, or your paper, desires.
Flow for Institutions and Companies
Organizing research workflow for academic, corporate, and government libraries and information centers
The best of RefWorks
Flow comes from the team that delivered RefWorks, the innovators of reference management for more than a decade. Over 1,200 organizations know and trust us to provide market-leading quality and depth in reference management to researchers and students alike. Flow takes that to a whole new level – bringing the full research document management process online, embracing an all-digital workflow.
Prove your library's value
Flow provides your organization with detailed insights into content usage. Not just what articles were searched for or downloaded, but which are actually used in forthcoming research work. Understanding exactly what research materials are most valuable helps the library develop collections and improve its impact. There is no better way to measure the relevancy of your content subscriptions.
A seamless portfolio
Apart from its robust functionality and secure infrastructure, Flow is pivotal within the ProQuest family of products. ProQuest can deliver any mix of technologies to produce a suite of research tools to ensure that your researchers can accomplish all of their research tasks within one comprehensive ecosystem. The exclusive integration across our solutions deliver greater efficiency and a positive patron experience within one integrated research workflow.
Easy to manage, yet powerful to use
All levels of users can easily start using Flow without installing anything – a big help for your IT department and little to no administrative effort for the library. Also, your users can create their own accounts, saving you valuable time.
Advanced usage & research analytics
Utilize insight for collection development; know what users are researching and what provides value to them. Libraries have now come to expect an easy way to demonstrate value, these analytics allows the library to improve their value to their patrons and the university.
Respectful of copyrighted materials
Flow is respectful of publisher copyright by offering embedded full text controls that do not facilitate the distribution of full text to large groups and anonymous, public shares of full text.
Built to support the needs of all researchers
With an institutional subscription, all users at your organization can get full access to the best research workflow tool – plus end user features they can't get otherwise, such as institution-wide shares, unlimited collaboration, additional storage space, and much more.
|Individual user PDF storage limit||10GB included||5GB included||300MB free||100MB standard||5GB|
|Manage users at institution|
|Manage Institutional Administrators|
|Invite users by email address|
|Easily invite groups of users|
|Search users by email address|
|Manage institutional link resolver|
|Analytics: Top Publications Added|
|Analytics: Application Usage|
|Analytics: Filter report by timeframe|
|Download analytics reports as CSV|
|Custom library sponsor text in header|
|Premium accounts for all users at your institution|
A plan for every need
You'll be up and running in less than a minute
Free for faculty and students.
|2GB Document storage|
|Share collections with 10 people|
|Online Community Support|
|10GB Document storage|
|Share collections with 25 people|
|Email and Phone Support|
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