Answered By: Joyce A. Miller
Last Updated: Nov 26, 2023     Views: 412

To create a new folder in Google Drive: 

  • Easiest way is to log into your email account 
  • Click the nine-dot icon in the top right corner and choose Drive
  • Click the big plus sign (+ NEW) in the top left column and choose Folder
  • Name the folder - maybe the name of your class (ENG101) or the subject. 
  • Now, you can add documents to that new folder by dragging and dropping, or click New > File Upload.

Search library databases for articles and other information for your research project.  (The "How Do I...?" links below offer tutorial videos on library database searching.) If you're not finding what you need, contact a librarian. 

When you find articles you'd like to save, click the download button for the article's PDF. 

Once you've downloaded an article, you can: 

  • drag and drop it right into your opened Google Drive folder, or
  • upload the article:
    • go to the opened Google Drive folder and
    • click the big plus sign, and choose "File Upload."
    • Find the file on your computer, choose it then then click Open.
    • It will upload to the Google Drive folder. 

To share the folder with other students or your instructor, you'll need their email addresses. Then:

  • right-click on the name of the Google Drive folder
  • choose "Share."
  • Add their email addresses.  

To save time and effort, you may want to create a new Google Doc page in the Google Drive folder, and start saving the MLA or APA citations for each of your sources, in alphabetical order by the first word in the citation. You can find the citations in the library databases. Ask a librarian for help at any point. 

Contact a librarian with any questions: