ProQuest Flow is a new way to collect, manage and organize research papers and documents. You can read, annotate, organize, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections.
Flow's drag and drop capability along with our smart document recognition makes it easy and fast to upload documents and bibliographic metadata into your library and the Save to Flow feature allows you to capture research from websites with the click of a button.
Flow is free to anyone with a @vt.edu address. Virginia Tech currently has access to the free version of flow; the institutional version is being considered.
There are a number of ways to add documents and references to Flow:
Incoming documents will be automatically placed in the ʻAll documents' and ʻRecently Added' collections in Flow. To move an item to an existing collection you can simply drag it and drop it into another collection. To create a new collection, simply choose ʻNew Collection' from the collection options and give the collection a name.
Click on a document in your library to view it in Flow's reader. To highlight or annotate, in the reader click the highlight or annotation button and select text. Highlights and annotations are saved automatically.
With Flow, you can provide colleagues or project members with access to a collection(s). To share a collection, open the collection and click the ʻshare' button and follow the instructions. You determine the level of access for each collaborator.
Flow has three ways for you to use your documents and references in your papers:
With your free account, you have