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Google rolls out new research tool..

posted May 16, 2012, 9:17 AM by Anna Massi   [ updated May 16, 2012, 9:30 AM ]

Google rolls out new research tool..

Have you seen it! New as of May 15, 2012,  is a new research tool within Google Docs. Now you can search for information, images, and quotes and never leave the document you are working in! It even creates citations! The research tool bar should appear automatically to the right of your document. If you don't see it, go to tools > research to open the tool. 

Excerpt from the Google Docs Blog

Find facts and do research inside Google Documents

Today we’re introducing the research pane—a new feature that brings the web’s wealth of information to you as you’re writing documents.

The research pane taps into Google Search directly from Google documents, so whether you want to add a cool destination to your itinerary for an upcoming trip to India or you're looking for the perfect presidential quote for a political science paper, you don’t even have to open a new tab.

You can access the research pane from the Tools menu by right clicking on a selected word that you want to learn more about, or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+R on Windows or Cmd+Alt+R on Mac. From the research pane, you can search for whatever info you need to help you write your document. With just a couple clicks you can look up maps, quotes, images, and much more. Read More......