With its intuitive UI and cross-platform availability, Google Docs has turned out to be a popular writing tool for people from all walks of life. Last year, with the introduction of a citation tool, it became a bit friendlier for those working on academic papers. Of course, not every reference someone wants to make will be from a formal book, and now Google is acknowledging that there may be situations when you have to cite a film or a TV show in your work.
For most scholars in 2020, Google Docs will probably be the go-to choice to type up their five-page essay or 500-page dissertation. Unfortunately for said writers, the word processor has lagged behind its competitors when it comes to including an built-in citation management feature, forcing them to do it all by rote memory or with third-party add-ons and websites. But that will be the case no longer for G Suite customers as citation formatting has finally come to Docs!
As a student, I have written a lot of papers. Considering that I still have a long way to go until my education is complete, research papers and essays are not going away any time soon. The best part about all of those is citing my sources, which can get tedious when some classes want MLA and others want APA (because who wants Chicago anymore?). Sure, there are citation machines that are immensely helpful, but what if you could just get what you need straight from the Google Docs web search? Well, El Goog has students covered.