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:
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.