April 20, 2024

Matt Enis About Matt Enis

Matt Enis (menis@mediasourceinc.com; @matthewenis on Twitter) is Associate Editor, Technology for Library Journal.


  1. Matt, in this article you say “Both free and subscription-based accounts allow users to store full-text versions of articles from ProQuest, JSTOR, Highwire, PubMed Central, and Wiley databases, and to capture metadata and citation information from other sources, such as Google Scholar, or EBSCO and Gale Group databases.” I’m assuming that the users ability to do so is dependent upon the license agreements they’re subject to for each of these sources. Can you confirm my understanding?

    • Matt Enis Matt Enis says:

      Hi Tracy,

      Sorry about the delayed response. That was my understanding. Faculty and students at any college or university can get a free account, but they will only be able to access content from databases that their institution subscribes to. With that line, I was just pointing out that ProQuest can enable full-text downloading/uploading from JSTOR, Highwire, PubMed Central, and Wiley, but Flow has more limited (metadata only) functionality with EBSCO and Gale databases. I should probably clarify that a bit better in the text. Thanks for asking!

      Update, I added the line: (Access to this content remains limited by an institution’s subscriptions and licensing arrangements with database providers, aggregators, and publishers) to that graf on Jan 15, 2014 at 6:00pm EST.