Researcher in a Word 2016 Document

Some times in a Microsoft Word Document, we come to the point that we want to use and add content in it from reliable sources quickly and easily. We need to explore and research the material that is related to our content and we want to add it in our document without leaving Word. This is where the Researcher command comes in. With the use of Researcher, we can explore and insert content in our Word Document and even Cite the content. For you to find out how the Researcher works just continue reading.

We must select the References tab and then from the area of the ribbon named Research, we select the Researcher command as shown in the image below.

References - Researcher

Once selected the Researcher task pane appears at the right of our screen as shown in the image below. Then in the Search Area of the Researcher task pane, we must type in the key word of what we are searching for. For my example, I have typed in the keyword Population, and after a while all the Results are displayed at the bottom of the Researcher task pane.

Researcher Task Pane

Once all the Results of our key word are displayed, we can hover over them with our mouse. At the top right corner of a result, we can select the Plus Icon to Add Heading. By selecting it, we will Add the Topic As A Heading in our document, where we have placed our cursor.

Researcher Task Pane

At the bottom, right corner of a result, we can select the Three Dots, where will Report the Result as an Inappropriate Topic as shown in the image below.

Researcher Task Pane

Once we have decided which Result we need for us to explore more information, we just click on it in the Researcher task pane, and more information will be displayed for us to view as shown below. At the bottom of the Result, we are notified with the Source of the Data displayed.

Researcher Task Pane

In the next image, we can also see in the Researcher task pane, the URL of the Website that the information is from and we also have the option to Open in Browser for better viewing.

Researcher Task Pane

Once we want to use some information that is available to us in the Researcher task pane, we just select the text that we want to use and then two options will be available to us:

  • Add: If we select Add, the selected text from the Researcher task pane will be inserted in our document.
  • Add And Cite: If we select Add and Cite, the selected text from the Researcher task pane will be inserted in our document and will also be Cited in order to create a Bibliography.

Add And Cite

Below you can check out the video describing how to use Researcher in a Word 2016 Document.

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