The search categories and resources you can search.
Before we start to search for information about financial statements, let's get a little more oriented as to what's in the Research pane.
When you first open the pane you'll see All Reference Books beneath the Search for box. This is a search category and is the first category you'll see each time you turn on your computer and open a Research task pane.
If you click the arrow to the right of All Reference Books, you'll see other search categories. Beneath each category is an indented list of resources you can search. When you search, you'll want to select either an entire category or an individual resource that's contained within a category. For example:
All Reference Books Look here to select a dictionary, a thesaurus, or a translation service. If you want to search both a dictionary and a thesaurus at the same time, select the entire category.
All Research Sites The place to go for an encyclopedia, MSN Search, and other research sites, including third-party "premium content" (fee-based content). Select the entire category to search all its resources at once, or narrow your search by selecting just one resource at a time.
All Business and Financial Sites Where to look up company profiles and stock quotes by using Gale Company Profiles or MSN Money Stock Quotes.
- When you're working offline (not connected to the Internet) the Research service uses only a thesaurus and a bilingual dictionary that are installed with Office.
- Not all languages support the All Business and Financial Sites feature. The specific categories and resources available depend upon your location, and whether you're working online (connected to the Internet) or offline.