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Research here in OneNote 2010 can mean several different things. You could be taking notes and you need to look up a meaning for a word or maybe a translation to another language or maybe you just need a thesaurus so you can find a synonym. All of these tools are available to you in one convenient location called the Research task pane and we are going to take a look at it now using our TwoTrees13 notebook in the Recipes section. If you want follow along with me click the Anchovy Sauce page. The first thing we are going to do is click in a word that we want to look up.
Let's just click in the word Anchovy. Maybe you're not quite sure what an anchovy is. Well, in this case you can click anywhere in the word. You can even double-click it if you want to highlight the word. But what's important is that we open up the Research task pane and we do that by clicking the Review tab on the ribbon and then click Research. Now this opens up the pane on the right-hand side. You will see the word that you've selected, in this case Anchovy, and down below you'll see the selection that was used last if you've ever used the Research pane.
For me, it was All Reference Books. So down below I'm seeing things like definitions from the Encarta dictionary. I've got English Assistance and Translation available to me down below. But we can be specific. If we just want a definition we can click the drop-down here and choose the Encarta dictionary. So it takes a moment and then it displays the word Anchovy, the noun, the pronunciation, and some definitions down below. You can see the silvery fish or anchovy as the food.
If we go back to that drop-down, we have a number of other options as well. Now there are reference books like a Thesaurus for example. If you want to find another word. While there's no other word for the word anchovy, but if you click the drop- down you will see not only are there reference books, but they're also reference or research sites like Bing. There is a whole bunch here that we can choose from. Let's go to Bing and see happens. I bet you we get a lot of-- yeah, there it is. You can see we are viewing 1 to 10 of over 700,000 definitions here as we scroll down.
We can learn everything we need to know about anchovies. And we can click this drop-down at anytime if you want access to all the reference books or all of the research sites. You can do that as well. Again, you'll be able to expand or collapse the things that you want to look at. Factiva iWorks, for example, we can click that. You are going to see a number of recipes here that involve anchovies. So that's cool. Those are expandable as well if you want to take a look at them. Then click a link to go there to view the article.
Let's click that drop-down one more time and just zero in on a single, let's go to a research site like HighBeam. So there it is and you can scroll down, reading everything you need to know about anchovies. The nice thing is you've also got these navigation buttons. So you can go back. You can go back a page at a time or click the drop-down and go back to any of those things you've already used, any of the tools. Then you've also got the same button for moving forward through those options. Down at the very bottom, you've also got Research options.
Click this link to open up your research options, so you can choose Languages for example. Here in Reference Books, we've got our dictionaries. You can select the one you want to use. We've also got the Thesaurus down below, Translation, and there is our Research Sites. So you can add additional sites just by clicking the appropriate checkboxes. And if there's something there you don't use, you can be deselect it by clicking the checkbox to remove the check. We will just click OK and there we go. We've updated our research tools.
So when you're done, just simply click the Close button in the top-right corner and you can always access the Research task pane again if you need to from Spelling group here in the Review tab of the ribbon.
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