The following message was shared with G Suite domain admins on October 17, 2016:
Update - October 17th, 2016: Based on customer feedback, we are adding education-specific capabilities to the Explore tool in Google Docs before rolling it out to Google for Education (EDU) domains on Scheduled release. Please note that this will not impact the launch of Explore in Docs to EDU and non-EDU customers on Rapid release, for whom the rollout has already completed, or to non-EDU customers on Scheduled release, for whom the gradual rollout has already begun. It also will not impact the launch of Explore in Google Sheets and Slides, which is continuing as communicated.
CORRECTION & CLARIFICATION: It was brought to my attention by several people after this post went live that the citation options built in to the Research Tool did not actually create proper citations, and to some extent neither do some of the options below. It's important, when teaching students how to use these tools, that they also understand how to create citations themselves and understand the importance of including citations in their work. Because of this, I believe the best option for creating proper and complete citations would have to be the Easybib Toolbar Chrome Extension for now. This tool doesn't just generate a citation for you, but it takes you one step further by allowing you to add additional information and adjusting existing pieces of the citation. These tools can't always find all of the necessary parts of a citation, so educating students about this is vital. My own philosophy on citations has always been to teach students how to create them first, then give them the tools that will simplify and help make the process more efficient. Thank you to those who have taken the time to contact me about this! Hopefully we'll see a better citation tool built in to Explore soon!
Easybib Bibliography Creator
here. Watch the video here.
3 Chrome Extensions for Creating Citations
Cite This For Me
Bring Back the Citation Tool!
The options above should suffice for the time being, but we need to come together and let the Google Drive Team know that we miss the citation tools! Check out this Google Docs Help Forum post and voice your opinion! Also, the best thing you can do is submit official feedback! While inside a Google Doc (on the web) go to HELP > REPORT A PROBLEM and voice your disappointment for missing the citation tool. Encourage the rest of your school, along with students, to do the same. The more they hear from us, the stronger our voice becomes!
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