Using Research Tools in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows

Word Microsoft 365 (Windows)    |    Intermediate
  • 10 videos | 33m 22s
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Learners can explore Smart Lookup, a suite of tools in available in Word for Office 365 to organize your information in a document, in this 10-video course. You will learn how to use Smart Lookup to research a word, automatically have Bing provide you with the definition, find more information, and extra content about that word. Next, you will learn how to create a bibliography, and insert citations by using the Citations and Bibliography toolset. The course then demonstrates how to create a database of articles, books, and journals which can then be used to insert sources quickly and efficiently. Learn how to use the built-in translator tool, which will translate individual words, full sections, and even whole documents. You will learn to how to insert and format line numbers. Then learn how to use the footnotes tool, and the footnote style outbox launcher to format, customize, and manage footnotes that will be included in a document. Finally, the course demonstrates how to insert endnotes, and how to convert endnotes into footnotes.


  • Use the smart lookup tool to define and research text within a document
    Use the voice dictation tool to insert text into a document
    Use the researcher tool to find topics and sources for a document
    Insert citations to create a bibliography
    Manage citations in a bibliography
  • Translate a document
    Insert line numbers
    Insert footnotes
    Customize inserted footnotes
    Insert endnotes


  • 3m 10s
    In Word, you can use the Smart Lookup tool to quickly access additional information about a word used in your document. You'll be able to see related images and information on the web related to the word using this tool.  FREE ACCESS
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    If you want to save time in creating a document, use voice dictation. Activate voice dictation, speak and Word will take care of the rest. See how to configure you dictation voice settings as well. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Adding research to your document in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 46s
    Word's Research tools can speed up your editorial process by integrating information as well as its source into your document, without you even leaving Word.  FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Citing information in your document in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    4m 6s
    In order to credit your sources, you need to create a bibliography. See how to insert a citation as well as change the citation style within Word. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Managing your bibliography in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 24s
    If you often have to cite sources or texts, you will find Word's bibliography tool useful. Rather than inserting and reinserting the same references, you can create a database of article, book and text references which can then be inserted whenever you want. Your bibliographical entry has space to hold a huge amount of information, including the title of the work, the author, publisher, and even the document's ISBN. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Translating your document in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 36s
    Do you need to translate your document into another language? Word comes complete with a series of basic translation tools. These can help you to translate your document or sections of your document. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Inserting line numbers in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    2m 25s
    If you are working on a poem, article or a piece of work you will need to discuss in detail with others, you may want to insert line numbers. Word features a tool that will automatically insert and format line numbers. You can manually remove individual line numbers, adjust where they appear in your document and even restart your line numbering on every new page or in every new section. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Inserting footnotes in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    3m 24s
    Footnotes are used to include additional information that may be of use to the reader but does not necessarily have a place in the main body of your document. Word's footnotes tools can help you to format and manage any footnotes or endnotes that you insert.  FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Customizing your footnotes in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    2m 31s
    In Word, you can customize the footnotes that you have inserted into your document. You can, for example, adjust your number format, and force your numbering to start again on every new page. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Inserting endnotes in Word Microsoft 365 for Windows
    2m 28s
    Endnotes are used to store additional information relating to the document that you are working on. Unlike footnotes, this information is stored at the end of the document. It is also possible ton convert endnotes into footnotes and vice versa. FREE ACCESS


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