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Quick Reference > Chapter 11 Taking Advantage of the Research Task Pane

Chapter 11 Taking Advantage of the Research Task Pane

Page 114 To conduct basic research in the Research task pane

1.
Click the Research button to open the Research task pane.

2.
In the Search For box, enter a word or words that describe what you want to research.

3.
Open the Search For drop-down menu, and click a search option.

4.
Click the Start Searching button.

Page 117 To select default search options

1.
Click the Research button to open the Research task pane.

2.
Click the Research Options link.

3.
Select the check box next to each reference book, research site, or business or financial site you want to appear in the Research task pane.

4.
Click OK.

Page 117 To add a Research service to the Research task pane

1.
Click the Research Options link in the Research task pane.

2.
Click the Add Services button.

3.
In the Advertised Services box, enter the URL of the service.

4.
Click the Add button.

5.
Click OK.

Page 119 To look up a word’s definition

1.
Right-click the word, and click Look Up.

2.
On the Search For drop-down menu, chose the name of a dictionary.

3.
Click the Start Searching button.

Page 120 To search for synonyms

1.
Click the Research button.

2.
On the Search For drop-down menu, click a thesaurus.

3.
In the synonym list, open a synonym’s drop-down menu, and click Insert.

Page 121 To look up an Encarta encyclopedia article

1.
Click the Research button.

2.
In the Search For box, enter the name of a topic.

3.
Open the Search For drop-down menu, and click Encarta Encyclopedia.

4.
Click the Start Searching button.

5.
Click a link to an article.

Page 122 To translate a word into English

1.
Select the word or phrase.

2.
Click the Research button.

3.
On Search For drop-down menu, click Translation.

4.
On the From drop-down menu, click the language of the word or phrase.

5.
On the To drop-down menu, click English.

6.
Click the Start Searching button.

Page 123 To get a stock quote

1.
Click the Research button.

2.
Click MSN Money Stock Quotes on the Search For drop-down menu.

3.
Enter the ticker symbol in the Search For box.

4.
Click the Start Searching button.

Page 124 To search the Internet

1.
Click the Research button.

2.
Click MSN Search on the Search For drop-down menu.

3.
Enter the search terms in the Search For box.

4.
Click the Start Searching button.

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