Try ‘Refworks Flow’, a new research manager provided by the OWU Libraries

refworks-flowRefworks Flow features an intuitive design and powerful collaborative tools. It can be used to manage your citations and full-text documents, all in one place. And, since it’s ‘cloud’ based you can access your materials from any computer (or mobile device) with an internet connection.

  • Gather and organize research materials
  • Collaborate with other Flow users using full-text documents
  • Generate bibliographies
  • Read, annotate, and highlight full-text documents using a built-in document reader
  • Cite while you write using ‘Proquest for Word’ and/or ‘Flow for Google Docs’
  • Sync with Dropbox to work offline

Also, gathering research materials is made easy with the ‘Save to Flow’ bookmarklet.  It integrates with your browser you allows to harvest research materials as you find them, including citations, full-text documents, and contents of web pages.

For more information, or to create an account, go to

Mobile Scanning @ the Libraries

We are excited to introduce a new scanning option for OWU students – mobile scanning!


What You’ll Need:

1. A smart phone or tablet.

Don’t have one? The Circulation Desk at Beeghly will soon have 3 iPads for you to check out.

2. One of these FREE apps:

Droid Apps:        1) Genius Scan     2) Google Drive

Apple Apps:       1) Genius Scan     2) DocScan HD


These free apps will allow you to scan documents, books, white boards and more. You can freely send your scans to email, which you can later print if you like. It’s a great alternative if you don’t want to wait in line at our printers or just don’t want to get up from studying.

To help get you started, Beeghly has set up a Mobile Scanning Station in the Info Commons area. The station comes equipped with scanning tips and instructions for multi-page scans, a desk light for better scans and pictures, as well as a weighted bookmark to help keep book pages open.  Stop by any time to check it out on your own or on email to schedule a tutorial.

Once you know how, you’ll be able to scan from anywhere on campus with your device.