Google Research Tool


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Last summer, Google sneaked a new tool in to Google Documents that is totally awesome. It allows students (or anyone) to perform searches for web resources, images, quotes, and scholarly articles from within the document — and then it cites the sources with a click of a button!


Getting Started:

  1. Go to:  http://drive.google.com
  2. Click the red “Create” button and choose “Document.”
  3. Begin entering information about your subject. (In this example, I’ll pretend I’m writing a report about the owl.)
  4. Highlight a key word.
  5. Pull down the “Tools” menu to “Research.”
  6. This will open a Google search area in the right sidebar of your document.
  7. Optional – Click the triangle under the search window to choose the desired citation format.
  8. Click the forward arrow to return to the search results.
  9. Use the pull-down arrow to narrow the search results.

Citing the sources

Web Results:

Use buttons at the bottom of each search result to insert a link and/or cite the source of the website:

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Images
Drag an image onto the screen and it will be automatically cite the source!

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Quotes
Click to “insert” a quote and it will automatically be cited!

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Scholar

Click the “Cite as footnote” button to do that, or click the “Insert” button to insert the citation within the document text.


Viewing the Citations / Footnotes:

Simply scroll to the bottom of the page to see the citations in the page footnote area!



 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Sherri Sorensen says:

    when you move things around in the document, it recites it for you(when you move an image, make sure to pick up the cite number)

    fabulous website info Tammy!

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