Research for your paper easily within Word

Researcher in Word helps you find topics and incorporate reliable sources and content for your research paper in just a few steps. Explore and research the material related to your content and add it with citations in the document without leaving Word.

Note: Researcher for Word is only available if you have an Office 365 subscription and is only available in the following languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese.

Research and add content with citations to your document

Note: Researcher uses Bing to pull in the appropriate content from the web and provide structured, safe and credible information.

  1. On the Reference tab, in the Reference group, choose Researcher.

    researcher

  2. In the search box, type a keyword for the topic you are researching and press Enter.

    The Results pane shows a list of sources you can use in your document.

  3. Choose a topic in the Results pane to explore in detail.

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    Tap the plus sign on the upper right hand corner of on any result to begin an outline for your research topic. This adds the result as a topic heading in your document and saves a link to the result in a comment.

  4. When you are exploring the text in the Results pane and do one of the following:

    • Choose Add to add only text to your document.

    • Choose Add and Cite to add text and also include citation for your source.

    • Tap See all images to open the image gallery. Choose the plus sign to add the image to your document

      Reseracher See all images, add text or add and cite text
  5. After you add text or image, you are prompted to update your bibliography.

    Choose Update to automatically create or update your existing bibliography.

For a quick overview of the feature, check out the video below

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Editing Citations

To edit, choose the citation and select the drop-down.

Research and add content with citations to your document

Note: This feature is only available if you have an Office 365 subscription. If you are an Office 365 subscriber, make sure you have the latest version of Office.

  1. On the Reference tab, choose Researcher.

    Reference tab Researcher

  2. In the search box, type a keyword for the topic you are researching and press Enter.

    The Results pane shows a list of sources you can use in your document.

    Note: Researcher uses Bing to pull in the appropriate content from the web and provide structured, safe and credible information.

  3. Choose a topic in the Results pane to explore in detail.

    or

    Tap the plus sign on the upper right hand corner of on any result to begin an outline for your research topic. This adds the result as a topic heading in your document and saves a link to the result in a comment.

  4. When you are exploring the text in the Results pane and do one of the following:

    • Choose Add to add only text to your document.

    • Choose Add and Cite to add text and also include citation for your source.

    • Tap See all images to open the image gallery. Choose Add image to add it to the document

      See all images, add text, add and cite
  5. After you add text or image, you are prompted to update your bibliography.

    Choose Update to automatically create or update your existing bibliography.

For a quick overview of the feature, check out the video below

Your browser does not support video. Install Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash Player, or Internet Explorer 9.

Editing Citations

To edit, choose the citation and select the drop-down.

See Also

Create a bibliography

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