December 5, 2016
Google announced today the release of a new important feature to Explore in Google Docs. A citation feature has been added to Explore allowing users to easily cite their sources with the click of a button. This is especially useful for students working on writing projects (e,g research papers), citations are added as footnotes and students have the option to change citation formats (choose between MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles). However, note here that this feature is only available for Explore in Google Docs in the web and it will take from one to 3 days to be visible to all users. Here is how you can use citations in Docs Explore:
1- Open a Google document
2- Click on Explore at the bottom right
3- To add a citation from the web, hover over the search result and click Cite as footnote Cite as footnote. To set the citation style as MLA, APA, or Chicago, click More More.