Learn how to find relevant quotes, citable sources, and related images using Researcher, all without leaving your document in Word.
- [Instructor] Sometimes the most difficult part of putting a document together here in Microsoft Word is the research you need to put into it. Citing sources, creating bibliographies for example. With the research assistant, all of that gets faster and easier and there are some enhancements we'll see here in Office 365. You can have a document going if you like, you're typing away, you need to research a topic. All you do is go up to the references tab and click researcher. That opens up the researched pane over here on the right hand side.
There's two headings. Find sources, currently selected, where we can start our research without even leaving Microsoft Word and then anything we actually use gets saved or stored under my research. So, if we wanted to start typing in something like the topic that we're dealing with in my document, artificial intelligence, I simply type that in and press enter. And you can see what's happening, relevant topics appear up here at the top. Down below, I'm gonna see top sources. By default, all sources is selected.
That's gonna give me journals and websites. So as I scroll through that list, you can see it's quite extensive. Journals highlighted in a different color from the different websites. If I wanna narrow it down to journals only, selecting journals, will filter that list. And if I see something I want to use, I can simply go in there and select it to dig a little bit deeper. And here's the cool thing. I can actually add it to my document right from here.
The plus sign you see up here at the top will add this source as a citation right where my cursor is flashing. So clicking the plus sign adds the citation, it's right there. Notice also I'm prompted to create a bibliography at this time. Now, if you don't like seeing that every time, you can click the checkbox to turn it off, but clicking create will create a bibliography for you at the end, or you can choose not to clicking no thanks. Now, the cool things is, when we go over to our document here and click that citation it has its own dropdown where we can go and to edit it.
Edit the source, if we wanted to. Even convert it to static text like the rest of our document and update citations and the bibliography right from here, if we've created one. Now, clicking in the background, and clicking again deselects it. Notice there's a back button here if we want to go back to other sources. And we can dig deeper into them, as well. Go back to websites if we wanted just look at those. And again, you can see each of them has their own plus signs as well, so we can add them, or click them to dig a little bit deeper.
If you see a website that looks like it might come in handy, you can open it up in your browser down below add this source as a citation is an actual link. Notice it's recommended to open the source in your browser to copy and paste from there, you have to remember though to add your own citations. I like using the built-in functionality here to help me with all of that. When we go up to my research, you'll notice this will update eventually. There it is, the journal reference that I used in my paragraph.
And eventually, this will start to build and we can work with what we see under my research on this document and continue to use those citations. When we're done, if we wanna just delete them all, we can do that, too. Click and delete all will prompt you to confirm by clicking okay. We can go back to find sources. There's a back button to go back to those sources, if you wanted to and when you're done, click the close button in the top right corner. So when you do need help researching contents, citing sources, even creating bibliographies, remember the researcher here in Word in Office 365 is getting more powerful and easier to use all the time.
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