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So your client has asked you to research a topic. Maybe it is to find out about a particular item or perhaps they need you to research freight or Excel You can use Researcher in Word to get started.

Using Researcher in Word

If you have an Office 365 Subscription, then you will have access to Researcher. Before you ask, it is also available on Mac and although I have not put screenshots in here, it works the same way.

Here goes:

Start to research your topic by going to the References Ribbon and clicking on Researcher. Next type in the term you are looking for. I chose to use desert for this example.

Researcher in Word

You will see a task pane open on the right of the screen with a list in it. Click on the Plus sign next to a topic to add it as a heading – this can help you build the structure of your document. If you don’t see enough topics click More Topics and you will be offered more.

The topic is added along with a comment. The Comment links to the articles so that you can explore them later once you have built the structure.

Researcher in Word

When you go and explore an article, you can copy and paste text and add it directly to your document along with a Citation! It even builds a Bibliography for you – magic!

To add text, select text and then choose Add to just add the text or Add and Cite to add a Citation as well.

When you choose to Add and Cite you will see the Bibliography build before your eyes.

I hope that you can see the benefit of this tool. Next time you are asked to research a topic for a client give it a try.

Just don’t end up down too many rabbit holes as you start to investigate the topics

To learn more fun things that you can do with Microsoft Word, hop over and pick up the How to Create eBooks and Lead Magnets with Ease course where you will learn all kinds of cool things about Microsoft Word, that will enable you to create awesome Lead Magnets for you or your clients.

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