How to use Google’s new automatic citation generator for G Suites

Who here enjoy inserting citations into paper works? The process is tedious and is just not for the scatter brain. Well, not doing so may lead to plagiarism and we do not want that. Here’s good news for those who love or hate citations.

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Google rolled out an update to its G Suite applications that would help insert a citation with just a click.

How to use the automatic citation generator:

  1. Launch the Explore function on the G Suite project (Docs, Sheets or Slides) that you’re currently working on.
    explore function
  2. Select and look for the website from which you’ve sourced information from.
  3. Click on the ‘More’ button to choose your citation format. G Suite offers MLA, APA and Chicago format.
    click more
  4. Click on the ‘Cite as Footnote’ button located next to the website link. Google would automatically generate the citation.
    cite as footnote

The citation tool is now live for G Suite for Education users and can be found on both mobile and desktop versions of the G Suite apps.

how footnote looks like

Those who are not on G Suite for Education just stay put as the feature will be made available for all G Suite users in the nearest future.

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