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RefWorks for Google Docs lets RefWorks users add in-text and footnote citations to documents, auto-generating your bibliography as you write.
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Does your institution have RefWorks? RefWorks for Google Docs lets RefWorks users add in-text and footnote citations to documents, auto-generating your bibliography as you write. Choose from any of our thousands of citation styles or create your own, and watch your citations and bibliography update themselves.

What to learn more about RefWorks? Visit http://refworks.proquest.com.

Please note, to utilize RefWorks for Google Docs you must first obtain a RefWorks account through your institution.
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
February 18, 2018
Mostly works well,but it keep having a error stating "something bad happened" and then when I check my reference list suddenly a bunch of my references are missing. Good idea, would be super great if it worked better!
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
February 15, 2015
Overall Proquest Flow is a spectacular resource; better in many ways to Refworks, Zotero, etc. What made me swap from Refworks to Flow was specifically this addon; with its integration with Google Docs, I can write and collaborate on my manuscripts so much easier. Originally the "Save to Flow" function wasn't too successful on many sites(the number of times it failed at identifying data from PubMed's servers was disturbing), but lately Proquest has improved the function quite a bit. The insertions into documents is ridiculously slow, however. I also have problems with the addon duplicating in-text citations infrequently, but forcing an update to the document rectifies the situation.
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
October 11, 2019
All I get is 'something bad happened' or another error like 'did you select text' it seems to be totaly unsuable, which is a shame because it seems to offer so much. I think it might actually be faster to just do it all manually.
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
September 5, 2014
I was so excited when I found this Add-on! I have been waiting for a way to do in-text referencing in Google Docs. Overall it is a really solid tool which I will continue to use. I too have given it four stars because there are a few areas for improvement - but I strongly recommend it. ProQuest - here is my feedback: - When using the 'Save to Flow' button to save a reference, information I edit/add before saving it is not being retained (9/10 times anyway) - When the 'Save to Flow' button detects several possible references (usually PDFs linked from a web page) I get asked to choose one but do not have the option to actually just save the web page as the reference. - The reference list that is created in the document needs a bit more attention. It drops the capitalisation of some words (e.g. place or event names) that need to remain capitals. I also found the use of italics in the right place a bit hit and miss. A few times the punctuation around empty fields was put in when not required too. - I'd also love to be able to double-click to edit a reference in the Library.
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
October 25, 2017
Not sure if I'm doing something wrong, but adding page no's seems to be impossible when using APA 6th in this add on. Super frustrating as I then have to reword sentences etc. Would be useful if it *just worked* Also, a consolidation option would be useful when copying in new documents. Writing my Ph.D. atm and my literature review has 3 reference lists from working on different sections in different docs. When copied/cut into a single document, this is slightly frustrating as every time I update the document, I am handed an extra (unneeded) reference list.
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
May 18, 2015
I'm a mendeley and google docs user, these two don't work together. I was excited to see Flow come along but was disappointed that it wasn't able to get basic metadata from Pubmed using Save to Flow feature (Mendeley captures everything great), the updating citation in the document and citing a document via google docs was very very slow, there was a bug with the Save to Flow feature that required me to restart my browser to pull in the correct metadata after previously uploading another citation. I'd be interested in using Flow once these issues are fixed
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
January 17, 2017
There are many problems with this app. I was originally using Zotero and was very happy, but to since I use google docs to write, now i have to use this app because chrome has it as an add-on... First, when I try to click on "safe to refworks" extension botton in the sidebar, it does nto provide me the option of which file I want that specific citation be added.. Second, It does not retrieve proper data from the source to make a complete correct reference... Zotero did it correct for the most part. Third, sometimes "save to refworks" work well and sometimes it does not... Fourth, when it appears on the left side of the screen it closes the image of the document currently being worked on. It coudl just as well open a bar down below the document like Zotero does...
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
August 15, 2014
From APA (which I begrudgingly use for graduate school) to my beloved Turabian, this plug-in is saving me time and headache as I write. My sources are at my fingertips and thus far, the citations are fully style guide compliant! (And yes, fellow foot/endnote devotees, you can easily insert both with the proper formatting).
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
November 16, 2015
Really wish I'd found this earlier. The save to flow function combined with the google docs add-on almost completely takes the headache out of bibliographies. My one small qualm is that it could be configured to recognize DOIs. It's a little irritating to have to go through and edit them in myself but, again, that's of little relevance in the grand scheme with the time the thing saves. Massive fan.
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A User of ProQuest RefWorks
September 1, 2014
Finally! A citation manager that works with Google Docs has been a long time coming! Though it only gets 4 stars at this point because there are a few issues that I hope will be rectified: - Slow to insert (about 5-10 second lag) - Edit and cite does not seem to work (for inserting page numbers at least) - Would be great to be able to further edit in text citation style to allow me to move the parenthesis to just the date (for when citing before the concept, not after). E.G.: Smith (2013) found that... rather than: xx was found (Smith 2013). Other than those issues the program is truly fantastic! Love it.
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