Research for your paper easily within 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.

Researcher in Word helps you find and incorporate reliable sources and content for your 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. For a quick overview of the feature, check out the video below.

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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 Research group, choose 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.

  4. Select the text in the source 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.


Note: To insert an image, simply drag it on to your document.

Editing Citations

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

See Also

Create a bibliography

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