4 Research Tool

1  Create a Document  | 2 Basic Formatting | 3 Inserting Objects  | 4 Research Tool  |   5 Share  |  6 Collaborate  |  7 Print & Export 

In this section, you will insert a citation and image using the research tool!

4.1 Research Tool

The built in research tool expands opportunities for students to engage in real world writing and streamlines the process of creating links and citations with a handy one click feature.

You can access the research tool two ways:
  1. Select Tools>Research OR
  2. Right-click on a specific word and select Research. 
The Research tool will appear to the right of your document .  Start a search by typing into the search bar. Narrow your search to specific types of results (e.g. images, quotations) by using the drop-down menu in the search bar. 
More about the research tool: click here

Find information about Google Docs and include citation in your document for the site you found.

4.2 Insert Image with the Research Tool

In this lesson, you will use the 'Research Tool' to insert an image.

1. Click on Tools>Research.
2. Select images from the search type dropdown.
3. Enter your search term.
4.  Select the image, and drag into the bottom of your doc.

5.  Automatically a citation will be created in the form of a footnote for the image.

Assignment:  Search for 'google doc' image and drag/drop to the bottom of page.

For Math related topics - not part of standard training

Equation Editor

You can easily insert mathematical equations into your documents and collaborate on a single equation at once with multiple people. Follow these steps to add an equation to your document:
  1. Click the Insert drop-down menu and select Equation.
  2. Select the mathematical symbol you want to add from one of these menus:
    • Greek letters
    • General operators
    • Comparison and inclusion operators
    • Operators with variables
    • Arrows

  3. Click the symbol you'd like to include, and add numbers or substitute variables in the box. If you delete the box by mistake, simply click New equation, and then select an option from one of the menus.

For more information:  Google Drive Equation Editor

4.1 Use the Research Tool

4.2 Insert 'Image' with Research Tool

Teacher Explains Equation Editor