Google Docs could ease your pain with your research paper

Christmas is upon us, so are the finals. So, if you’re in a hurry to get your term paper finished before the semester is over, Google Docs can help you with its new citation feature. An update to G Suite will help you to add paper citations in MLA, APA, and Chicago Manual Style with just a few clicks.


This update comes as a part of Google Docs’ Explore Feature launched in September 2016. It allows you to do research inside the document you’re editing. All you have to do is, just pick the link you want to cite, click on the citation quotation mark. Finally, you have to choose which of the three citations styles (MLA, APA or Chicago) you need to use, and Google will take care of the rest, creating and adding the citation automatically for you within a few seconds. Besides, it will let you change the format of your citations, meaning that you can switch between MLA, APA and Chicago styles.

For the regular Google Docs users, this feature actually went live a while back. However, now it’s live for the G Suite users too. The update could permanently eliminate the need for copy and paste while making the citation process quicker as well. So, if you’re one of them who has to struggle remembering how to format for each style, this update is significantly useful for you.

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