Cite As You Write
Writing an essay or a paper and needing new input? The EEXCESS Google Docs Add-On shows you recommendations from cultural or academic databases which you can include as references in your text by one click.
Ready to install plug-ins
The add-on is bound to a Google Account, this means, to install the plugin you need to be logged in with Google.
a) Installation from a Google Docs document: The add-on then can either be installed from any Google Docs document via the menu Add-ons -> Get add-ons, then search for E-Explorer. Click the button to install the plugin. Then a dialogue appears asking you to grant the add-on permissions on your documents. Or
b) Directly access the Google Web Store page with the URL https://purl.org/eexcess/clients/googledocs-plugin. Then a dialogue appears asking you to grant the add-on permissions on your documents.
In both cases you have to grant the add-on access to your documents to get installed and work properly.
To start with the Google Docs add-on follow these steps (click on the screenshots to enlarge them):
- Start the add-on from the menu add-on -> E-Explorer ->Start
In case the menu only shows “E-Explorer->Help” and “Start” is missing, do the following:
- click on “Addons->Manage Add-ons”
- Select E-Explorer and “Activate for this document”
- RELOAD the document in the browser
- Highlight a phrase in your document. E-Explorer searches related content and displays it on the sidebar.
- Explore the content by clicking on the list entry. This brings you to a page with more detailed information about the digital object.
- If you want to include the resource in your document either include it as a link using the link icon or as an image using the image icon.
Source Code and License
The source code of the EEXCESS Google Docs plugin is available from github: http://purl.org/eexcess/components/googledocs-plugin. The plugin is published under the Apache License Version 2.0.