We are excited to announce that together, the ProQuest platform and Flow™ are beginning to deliver a more streamlined research experience, further supporting end-to-end researcher workflows by bringing together ProQuest databases and research document management.
This is a beta integration, which includes the "Save to Flow" button being added to the action menu bar within the ProQuest platform, as well as a Flow option appearing in the Export/Save drop-down selection from the menu bar (as seen in the image above).
This first release lets users save full-text PDF and full-text HTML documents to Flow, along with their bibliographic metadata. For all other content types, users can save the citation, abstract, and key indexing fields. Full-text support for other content types is coming soon. Upon saving, users will be asked to authenticate into Flow, if they were not already authenticated before.
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For all ProQuest users: Anyone that has access to ProQuest will be able to create a free Flow account.
For existing users with Flow free accounts: Those users will simply sign in with the academic email address associated with their Flow account.
For existing Flow Institutional users: Subscribing institutions will be recognized and will be allowed to create premium Institutional edition accounts, whether users enter their institutional or personal email address during sign-up.
Finally, because this is a beta release, feedback from you and your end users is encouraged. We believe this tightly-coupled development will make the research experience more efficient and meet the high standards of quality you expect. If we're missing something, let us know!