Microsoft Word has a great, not-so-new feature that allows you to easily research a topic right from Word–you don’t even need to open a browser window. Next time you’re reading a document, and a topic is mentioned that you don’t recognize, use these instructions to find out more from within Word:
You just need to highlight the topic in question, then select “References”, then “Smart Lookup”:
The “Smart Lookup” Pane shows Wikipedia and Web Search options. If looking up a word, you can view the definition instead. You can click into these further, and a new tab will open in your default browser:
“Researcher” is intended to be used if you have a topic in mind and need quotes, citable references, or images.