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See and use suggested content in a document

Find and add suggested content to documents in Google Docs. The suggested content is related to what’s in your document. You can also search your docs and the web from within a document.

See suggested content

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. At the bottom right, click Explore Explore.
  3. You might see images or information you can use to help finish your work.
    • Topics: To see search results for topics related to your document, click the title.
    • Images: To preview an image, click the image. To use an image, hover over the image and click Insert Add.
    • Related research: You’ll see research related to what’s in your document. To add a quote, hover over the text and click Insert Add.
    • Citations: 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.

If you don’t see suggestions, add more content to your document.

Search from inside a document

  1. Open a document in Google Docs.
  2. At the bottom right, click Explore Explore.
  3. Type a search in the search bar to search your docs and the web.

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