Allows users to look for maps, quotes, images within the documents program
Google Docs has added a new feature, the research pane, which makes it easier for writers to find facts on the Internet and paste them directly into the document while doing browser-based research.
The research pane comes in Google Search directly from Google documents, which will not require users to open a new tab leaving the Docs.
Users can access the research pane from the Tools menu by right clicking on a selected word that they want to learn more about, or use the shortcut, Ctrl+Alt+R on Windows or Cmd+Alt+R on Mac.
From the research pane, users can search information and look up maps, quotes and images.
Google software engineer Sarveshwar Duddu said in a blog post if you find something you like, you can add it by clicking the insert button or, for images, by dragging them directly into your document.
"If appropriate we’ll automatically add a footnote citation so there’s a record of where you found the info," he added.
"You can even limit the image search to Creative Commons-licensed free results."