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Do you or teachers in your school use Google Search to find information and then use Google Docs to type the information for a research paper?  Why not flip the process?  Type the paper and search within it.  Here's how:

When you are in your document and get to a word that you want more information about, right click and use Research from the menu to look up the word in Google.

Once you have clicked on Research, the Research panel will be open, which contains basic information at the top and Google search results at the bottom.

If you select a page from the Web Results, you will have 3 options:  Preview, Insert Link or Cite.

If you select Cite, 2 things will happen: (1) a small footnote number will be placed in your document wherever your cursor is and (2) a Citation will be placed at the end of your document.

Sample Number: 
Sample Bibliography Citation:
If you want to adjust the format of your citation to MLA, APA or Chicago, you can do that by selecting your default format.  Simply click the drop-down arrow below the search bar. Use the drop-down menus to choose from MLA, APA, or Chicago citation formatting, and customize other settings (like image filtering preferences for images or language settings for the dictionary). Your selected citation format is applicable to citations for web results, images, quotations and article citations.

Happy Researching!
Thanks to Kelly Siegert for sharing this tidbit she picked up at NCTIES

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Friday Google Tidbit: Research Features

Do you or teachers in your school use Google Search to find information and then use Google Docs to type the information for a research paper?  Why not flip the process?  Type the paper and search within it.  Here's how:

When you are in your document and get to a word that you want more information about, right click and use Research from the menu to look up the word in Google.

Once you have clicked on Research, the Research panel will be open, which contains basic information at the top and Google search results at the bottom.

If you select a page from the Web Results, you will have 3 options:  Preview, Insert Link or Cite.

If you select Cite, 2 things will happen: (1) a small footnote number will be placed in your document wherever your cursor is and (2) a Citation will be placed at the end of your document.

Sample Number: 
Sample Bibliography Citation:
If you want to adjust the format of your citation to MLA, APA or Chicago, you can do that by selecting your default format.  Simply click the drop-down arrow below the search bar. Use the drop-down menus to choose from MLA, APA, or Chicago citation formatting, and customize other settings (like image filtering preferences for images or language settings for the dictionary). Your selected citation format is applicable to citations for web results, images, quotations and article citations.

Happy Researching!
Thanks to Kelly Siegert for sharing this tidbit she picked up at NCTIES

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