Using Research Tools in Google Docs 2020

Google Docs 2020    |    Intermediate
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Google Docs gives you a suite of research tools to enrich your documents and manage your information sources. Learn how to proofread your document before sharing it with others or use the dictionary to improve the quality of your text. You will also discover how to quote information from other documents or the web, and even select the citation format. Finally, see how to translate your document.


  • Proofread a document
    Substitute text automatically
    Configure the substitution tool
    Use the dictionary
    Translate a document
  • Use the explore tool
    Add information and images from the web to a document
    Insert footnotes in a document
    Use bookmarks to create endnotes


  • 3m 54s
    The spell-check in Google Docs allows you to check your document for spelling mistakes. Using the suggestions list, you can quickly locate the word you intended to type, and you can even tell the application to replace all such occurrences with your selected term. In this tutorial, you will also find out how to allow certain words that are not recognized by Google Docs. FREE ACCESS
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    If you find yourself repeatedly typing out certain phrases or comments, you may find it useful to create your own automatic substitution operations. Once you have created your own customized function, Google Docs will replace the specified character string with that construction in it. This tutorial will also show you how to deactivate certain functions and how to delete operations. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Configuring the automatic substitution function in Google Docs 2020
    2m 35s
    If you use certain special characters frequently, you can instruct Google Docs to use the automatic substitution function to replace specific character strings with specified text, allowing you to quickly and easily insert foreign language characters or special symbols. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Using the dictionary in Google Docs 2020
    2m 21s
    Google Docs comes with an inbuilt dictionary to help you find the right word for your text. You can use this tool to search for a word's definition or even to carry out a Google search for a particular word. You can even add words to your dictionary, which will then be recognized by the spell-check. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Translating a document in Google Docs 2020
    2m 38s
    Google Docs comes with an integrated translation engine, allowing you to quickly convert your document from one language into another. Your Google Document supports a huge range of languages, and even features a dictionary function, allowing you to look up selected words and their often multiple definitions. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Using the Explore tool in Google Docs 2020
    2m 51s
    Use the Explore tool to get suggestions from other documents stored in your Google Drive. When you edit a document related to others, Google Docs will allow you to easily access to this content. Learn how to quote this information in your document and discover other type of suggestions as topics and images. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Citing a source in your document in Google Docs 2020
    4m 6s
    You can use the Explore tool in Google Docs to find and use suggested content from the web. All content that you choose to insert in your document needs to be cited. Fortunately, Google offers a citation feature that automatically inserts the citation for you in the style of your choice (MLA, APA or Chicago). FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Inserting footnotes in Google Docs 2020
    2m 50s
    Footnotes are very useful if you want to include additional information in your document but do not have the space in the main body of the text. Creating a footnote inserts a number which can then be used to locate the reference at the bottom of the page in question. Learn how to insert, edit and remove footnotes in Google Docs. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Inserting bookmarks in Google Docs 2020
    3m 43s
    If you prefer to use endnotes instead of footnotes, in Google Docs there is not a specific option for that task. Nevertheless, you can do it manually by using bookmarks and inserting links. In this tutorial, you will learn how to use the Google Docs bookmark function to add an index-like section to your document. FREE ACCESS


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