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Flow is changing

19th January 2016

Flow is changing

Flow, the reference manager in Library Search, is becoming RefWorks

Flow, the reference manager in Library Search, is becoming RefWorks

What is Flow?

When you use Library Search, you can add references to a temporary folder, and view them in a chosen citation style, print them or email them. If you signed up for a free Flow account, you could save the references for future sessions.


What has changed?

ProQuest, the company who provide the search tool we call Library Search, are replacing Flow with a free version of their reference manager called RefWorks. The change has already begun, but you may still see the old Flow branding for a while. To make the transfer you need to:

  • Bookmark the new login page:
  • Continue to use your Flow login details as before. The new RefWorks site looks much the same as Flow.
  • Uninstall the Save to Flow bookmarklet tool from your browser (if you added it)
  • Log in to RefWorks using the link above, and click your name, go to Tools, and Install Save to RefWorks. Drag the new bookmarklet button to your bookmarks/favourites bar.


And finally…

With this version of RefWorks, you can download Write n Cite for MS Word. This installs a new tab in Word on your computer, where you can log in to your RefWorks account, and insert citations and references you’ve added from Library Search and other places.  The installer can be found under your name, in the Tools menu under Cite in Microsoft Word

Remember to check your citing and referencing though, to make sure that the style you use e.g. British Standard Harvard fits with the style you need to use for your course e.g. University of Worcester Harvard, as RefWorks doesn’t use our University’s referencing styles. 

We recommend RefME for undergraduates, as it can generate citations in our in-house Harvard style.  For post-graduates, researchers and staff, we recommend Mendeley, as it offers collaborative annotation and networking.


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