To learn about financial statements, you'd enter "financial statements" in the Search for box.
Then you'd click the arrow in the drop-down box to select where to search from. Since you're looking for more than just a definition or a synonym, you decide to search all the resources under All Research Sites, so you select that category and the search automatically begins.
The results will show up in the task pane, grouped by the different resources from the search category. In this example, that means you would get results from eLibrary first, then all the Encarta Encyclopedia results, followed by the Factiva News Search results, and then the MSN search results. Each group has a plus or minus sign beside it that you can click to reveal or hide its content.
Note Most information is free. But Web providers that normally require a fee will still be fee-based when used through the Research service. The premium content icon beside a link indicates fee-based content. You won't, however, necessarily be charged for just clicking the link. Links might also lead to third-party providers from which you could purchase books or other materials.