Insert Quotes using Google Docs Research Tool

Insert quotes easily

Looking for a way to give your writing impact? Do you need to find evidence to support your viewpoint? Do you want to strengthen an argument?

Google Docs has a Research tool that searches for quotes. It will display famous sayings made by presidents, celebrities, historical figures, or sports heroes. When a quote is inserted, a footnote is automatically created. Unfortunately, this tool has limited search results at this time. However, when it works, it is an excellent time saver.

  1. Open your piece of writing in Google Docs.
  2. Place the cursor in the document where you would like to insert a quote.
  3. From the Tools menu, click Research.
  4. Type a person or topic name into the search box.
  5. Click the arrow and select Quotes.
  6. Google Docs Research Tool

  7. IF you are lucky, you will get search results.
    Click Insert to add a quote into your document and automatically make a footnote.
  8. Google Docs Research Tool

    Looking for a way to inspire students to write? TechnoNewsletter is a new technology project by TechnoKids Inc. in which students write to a target audience about a curriculum topic. Alternatively they can write about an issue or figure of personal significance. Using the Research tool, students can search for and use quotes to make their writing credible and relevant.

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Hella Comat, Curriculum Writer - Hella Comat is a dedicated professional, who has taught in the education system for more than 30 years. As a pioneer of technology integration in Ontario public schools she was one of the first teachers to introduce the internet, video conferencing, web design, and multimedia learning activities to teachers and students in the Halton Board. To inspire teachers to use technology, she has led sessions for the Touch Technology program, ran workshops at education conferences, and sat on numerous advisory committees related to technology-issues. In recent years she taught the Computer in the Classroom course, at York University. Her lifelong commitment to teaching and learning was acknowledged when she was honored as the recipient of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in Science, Technology, and Mathematics. Hella's contribution to the blog includes entries about the importance of technology integration. Drawing from her in-depth knowledge of technology in the classroom Hella writes about teaching strategies and useful resources that can benefit your practice. In addition, she provides innovative lesson ideas that you can implement into your own curriculum.