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In Microsoft Office, the Research service does not support the addition of local sources, such as Microsoft Encarta or Microsoft Bookshelf.
By using the Office system, you can quickly reference information online and on your computer without leaving your Office program. You can easily insert definitions, stock quotes, and other research information into your document, and you can customize settings to suit your research needs.
The new Research task pane is available. To access the Research task pane, click Research on the Tools menu in the following Microsoft programs:
Microsoft Office Excel
Microsoft Office OneNote
Microsoft Office Outlook (in e-mail reading view and composing view only)