The research tool in Google Docs is incredibly powerful. Users can find images, scholarly articles, quotes, tables, and more. In addition, Google will automatically correctly cite the reference at the bottom of the page. In this video, Jess Stratton illustrates how to use the research tool with a few examples.
- [Teacher] Since Google Docs is, after all,…a Google product, you can expect that any built in…search features will be second to none.…A new feature of Google Docs is called explore,…and it's there to help you find relevant content…on the internet and in your other docs.…It used to be call research, and now it's been sightly…altered in that it guesses things you might need for your…doc based on the content that's already there.…With the document open and some starting content in here,…I can access explore by either clicking tools, explore,…or I can also click the explore icon in the very bottom…right hand corner of the screen.…
It's going to launch a pane, and from here, I can view…images to insert, research I can quote in my article,…and I can even find relevant content in other docs…stored in Google drive.…I can take this research and quote articles by including…them in my document, and I can also click more,…to bring up more related research, or I can click directly…on a link to launch it up in a separate browser.…
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- Downloading files as PDFs or Word documents
- Using Docs templates
- Finding and adding additional fonts
- Copying styles with Paint Format
- Replacing text as your type
- Finding images using the Research tool
- Tagging others in comments
- Turning on Suggesting mode for collaborators
- Creating flowcharts with Google Drawings
- Translating documents into different languages