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Everything You Need to Know About Google Docs
Google Docs is a powerful online document creation and collaboration tool that allows users to create, edit, and share documents in real time. It’s a great way to collaborate with colleagues, classmates, or friends on projects or assignments. With Google Docs, you can easily access your documents from any device with an internet connection. Here’s everything you need to know about Google Docs.
Creating documents with Google Docs is simple and straightforward. All you need to do is open the app and click on the “Create” button. From there, you can choose from a variety of templates or start from scratch with a blank document. You can also upload existing documents from your computer or other cloud-based storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive. Once you’ve created your document, you can start typing away and adding formatting such as bolding, italicizing, and underlining text. You can also add images, tables, charts, and more to your document.
Collaborating With Others
One of the best features of Google Docs is its collaboration capabilities. With just a few clicks, you can invite others to view or edit your document in real time. This makes it easy for teams to work together on projects without having to be in the same room or even the same city. You can also chat with other collaborators directly within the document so everyone stays on the same page.
Once you’ve finished creating and collaborating on your document, it’s time to share it with others. With Google Docs, you can easily share documents via email or link sharing with just a few clicks. You can also control who has access to view or edit your documents so only those who need access will have it.
Google Docs is an incredibly useful tool for creating and collaborating on documents online. With its easy-to-use interface and powerful features, it’s no wonder why so many people use it every day. Whether you’re working on a project with colleagues or just want an easy way to share documents with friends and family, Google Docs has got you covered.
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Chicago Style Google Docs Template
Create high-quality, professional documents quickly and easily with the Chicago Style Template! Our cloud-based template is free to use and customizable for any project you have. Whether you're writing an academic paper, a business proposal, or something else, this template has everything you need to make sure your document looks great. Get started now and take advantage of this incredible resource!
- Familiarize yourself with the Chicago Style guidelines before using the template.
- Use the pre-formatted sections for your title page, abstract, main text, and bibliography to ensure consistency.
- Customize the placeholders with your own information, including your title, name, and citations.
- Determine whether to use footnotes or endnotes based on your discipline and consult with your instructor or supervisor.
- Use the pre-formatted styles for headings, block quotes, and lists to create a professional-looking document.
- Proofread your paper carefully before submitting it to catch any errors.
- Take advantage of the built-in spelling and grammar checkers in Google Docs.
- Consider having a friend or colleague review your work for additional feedback.
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How to Create a Chicago/Turabian Style Template in Google Docs
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How to Cite Chicago Style on Google Docs?
Google Docs provides a lot of stuff to editors, researchers, and publishers for making citations. It is helpful to format the reference pages of any books, research papers, magazines, etc., with different formats. By considering its importance, this guide will demonstrate the method to cite the “Chicago” style in Google Docs.
Let’s start this tour of Google Docs.
Google Docs is famous for writing and editing documents. It offers a variety of built-in functionalities such as citation of “Chicago” style. To do so, this guide will provide a few steps, which are as follows:
Step 1: Open Google Docs
An existing document is considered to have some content already placed in it, as shown in below figure:
Step 2: Choose the Citations Option
To format the citation of “ Chicago ” style, hit the “ Citations ” option that comes from the “ Tools ” tab of the menu bar:
Step 3: Pick the “Chicago” Format
Choose the “ Chicago Author-Date (17th ed.) ” format in the “ Citations ” window to insert some information in it:
Step 4: Choose the Source Type
To add the citation style, select the source type as “ Journal article ” in the dropdown list as below:
After that, pick one option from “ Print ”, “ Website ”, and “ Online database ” in which the document is accessible:
Step 5: Add Citation Information
A “ GIF ” has been captured in which some content is placed in it regarding “ Author Name ”, “ Journal title ”, “ Published Data ”, “ Published Month ”, “ Published Year ”, etc. After adding citation information, hit the “ Save source ” button as shown below:
Step 6: Insert References
For inserting the “ Chicago ” style citation, hit the “ Insert References ” button after confirmation of content in the side window:
Step 7: Citation of Chicago Style
In this step, users can verify that the “ Chicago ” style has been cited after inserting dummy information as below:
That is from this guide.
Google Docs enables users to cite the “ Chicago ” style by pressing the “ Citations ” from the “ Tools ” tab. After that, it requires some information such as “Author Name”, “Journal title”, “Published Data”, “Published Month”, “Published Year”, etc. This article has covered all aspects of citing the “ Chicago ” style in Google Docs.
Chicago Style: Author-Date Version
On this page, chicago manual of style explained.
The Chicago Manual of Style refers to how an essay is formatted. This style is commonly the preferred method of format and citation used in social science classes . This page will focus on the " Author-Date " version of Chicago Style. This s tyle calls for:
Citing any in-text citation by includ ing the author's name, then the year and page numbers if available. Example: Smith (2018, 22).
An end-of-paper references list of all in-text citations
Watch our quick video explanation
Chicago Formatting Template
Stress less! Open the template in new window to see notes and explanations. Click file > make a copy to use.
Basic Format of a Chicago Style Paper
Essays written in the Chicago Style should follow these characteristics:
Paper: White paper, 8 1/2 x 11 inches
Margins: 1 inch (top, bottom, left, and right) ; 1 inch = 2.5 cm
Font: Times New Roman (this is the most accepted font, though other easily readable 12-point fonts may be acceptable--check with your instructor if unsure)
Size: 12 point
Do not justify the text; instead, align along the left margin
indent all paragraphs one half-inch from the margin, using the Tab button
Double-space the entire research paper, including lines separating different paragraphs (make sure not to add an extra space between paragraphs)
Page Numbers: Include a page number in the upper right of every page.
Title: Every Chicago Style essay should have a title, which should be centered and appear on a page of its own. Beneath that, add your name, class name, and date. (See the formatting sample above.)
In-text citation: any sources used should include the author's name, then the year and page numbers if available . Example: Smith (2018, 22).
References list: This lists all in-text citations used throughout the paper
Sample Chicago style paper
This sample paper shows basic Chicago formatting.
For more information about MLA style, visit the Aims Learning Commons and speak with a librarian or writing tutor, consult a credible composition manual, or visit the Chicago Manual of Style .
Chicago style guide: Chicago style page formatting
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How to format a Chicago-style paper
Your teachers expect to receive papers that are properly formatted and laid out. Use the following guidelines when setting up your paper. It is easiest if you use the correct settings from the beginning; otherwise you will have to go back and reformat your paper.
Overall page layout
- One inch margins on sides, top and bottom.
- Use Times or Times New Roman 12 pt font.
- Double-space the text of the paper.
- Use left-justified text, which will have a ragged right edge. Do not use fully (newspaper-style) justified text.
- Use a 1/2" indent for paragraph beginnings, block quotes and hanging (bibliography) indents.
- Number the pages in the top right corner of the paper, beginning with the first page of text. It's a good idea to include your last name as well, in case pages become separated. Number straight through from the first text page to the final bibliography page but do not count any pages after the end of the text as part of your page count. (A five-page paper may also have a cover page, two pages of notes and one page of bibliography which is nine pieces of paper.)
- Ask your teacher if it is ok to print two-sided.
- < Center the title of your paper in the middle of the page, halfway down.
- Center your name directly under the title.
- Your teacher's name, course title and block, and date should be written in three lines and centered at the bottom of the page.
- Use Times or Times New Roman 12 pt font for the title page. Do not try to make your cover page decorative by using bold , underline , or creative fonts.
- Do not put a page number on the cover page, and do not count it as part of the total page count.
Assemble your paper in the following order
- Cover/title page
- Body of the paper
- Appendix (if needed)
Names and numbers
- Use full names of people and agencies/legislation the first time you use them. For agencies, include the acronym in parentheses after the full name when first used, e.g. Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA).
- After the first time you can refer to people by their last name or agencies/bills by their acronyms for the rest of the paper.
- Write out numbers lower than 100. (“All nine members of the Supreme Court...”)
Footnotes and endnotes
Caution: If you are writing your paper in Google Docs, you MUST use footnotes. Google Docs does not have a way to make Endnotes, and if you use the Endnote Generator add-on it will make a mess of your paper!
- Footnotes go at the bottom of the page where the reference occurs; endnotes go on a separate page after the body of the paper. Both use the same formatting guidelines.
- Within the essay text: put the note number at the end of the sentence where the reference occurs, even if the cited material is mentioned at the beginning of the sentence.
- The note number goes after all other punctuation.
- Be sure to use Arabic numerals (1, 2, 3) nor Roman (i, ii, iii).
- Put the word Notes (not Endnotes) at the top of the page with your endnotes. Use Times/Times New Roman 10 pt font.
- Single space each entry; double space between entries.
- Indent the first line of each note.
- Never reuse a number - use a new number for each reference, even if you have used that reference previously.
- Be sure to look at shortened form examples for sources you refer to more than once.
- To cite multiple sources in a single note, separate the two citations with a semicolon. Never use two note numbers at the end of a sentence.
- Your bibliography should go on a separate page, with the word Bibliography centered at the top of the page in Times/Times New Roman 12 pt font. Do not use bold or large size font for the heading.
- Be sure to use proper formatting - note and bibliography styles are different.
- Use a "hanging indent" - the first line of the citation begins at the margin, subsequent lines are indented.
- If your source has no author, alphabetize by title within the authors - don't make a separate list.
- Don't separate primary and secondary sources unless your teacher requests it.
Watch out for these common errors:
- Note format uses first name last name, bibliography uses last name, first name.
- In your notes, do not reuse numbers! Each citation gets a new number.
- Pay attention to indents. Notes use a first line indent, a bibliography uses a hanging indent.
- A bibliography goes in alphabetical order by author (or title if there is no author). Notes are numbered and are listed in the order the sources are used.
- Don't put Works Cited at the top of your bibliography - that is MLA style.
Citing your sources
The library subscribes to NoodleTools, a citation management tool. You can get to it in one of two ways:
1. Go to your Menlo gmail and click on the 9-box "waffle" menu. Scroll down to NoodleTools.
2. Go to the NoodleTools home page and log in with Google using your Menlo Gmail username and password.
Can't decide whether your source needs a citation? Click here to hear Dr. Hanson explain when citations are needed. Click here to view a flowsheet that will guide your choices.
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Do you want to be sure you've formatted your research paper correctly? Click the link below to download a Chicago style citation and formatting checklist.
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- Last Updated: Nov 1, 2023 10:53 AM
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