The Researcher tool can help you add citations to articles referenced in your document. It can also quickly add a bibliography to a document, referring to the citations you've included.
- [Narrator] If you are writing a research paper or other document where you need to cite the source of information that you're using, then the researcher tool in word may be very useful. In my document I've got a paragraph here making a claim that connects the use of drones to reducing budget in filmmaking. To support this argument I want to include a citation to a journal article or research study. So let's see what we can find. I'll need to go to the references ribbon, then click researcher which opens up this panel. So basically we have a search field.
This will search Bing, which is Microsoft's search engine and it will search for journal articles and websites. I'm hoping to find an article that supports my claim so I'm just going to search for something like, drone filmmaking. Hit return and see what we get. So there are a bunch of search results here. I can scroll through them, but also I can filter them by only journal articles or only websites. If I see something that looks interesting, I can click on it to get more information and there's also a button here that will open up that article in my web browser so I can read the whole thing.
So that's one way to do it. You could try to search and discover something valuable or maybe you've already been to the library and you've already done the research. That might be better because you already know which article you want to cite. If that's the case, you can just search for the title of that article instead. So I'll click the back button here to take a step back. I'll clear this search and I have the title for an article that begins with forget the helicopter. I'll hit return to search for that and it does find that article here.
However you find the article citation, once you have it you can click to place your cursor in your document where you want the citation to appear. Then you can click this plus button on that particular article and you can see it drops that citation right into my document. And back here in the researcher panel it's asking me if I want to create a bibliography page, which I think is a good idea so I'll click create. So now all the way down at the bottom of my document, a bibliography has been added with the full information for that citation.
And if I add other citations into this document, they'll be added to that bibliography as well. And when you're finished with researcher, you can just close this panel by clicking the x. So if you are writing a research paper take a look at the researcher tool.
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