Browse my library by subject?

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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Feb 1 2012 9:33 PM

Any way to do this like on the Logos website? My monograph category is huge.

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 1 2012 9:54 PM

Make the Subjects field in your library visible, if it isn't already, by right clicking on any of the column headers in grid view and selecting it from the menu:

Then click on the Subjects column header to sort/group by subject.

Now you can browse your library by subject. These are the Library of Congress subject headings, so they're not the same as what's on the Logos website (nor as succinct as the latter).

Click on any subject's little triangle icon to expand it and see what books are in that subject area:

Unfortunately, many if not most of the subjects are so specific that there is only one book under each of them.

The only real solution to this problem is to do your own tagging by subjects that are meaningful to you. Then you can Click on the My Tags column heading and sort/group by your tags, and browse that way. I find this the most helpful way to browse my library. For example, here is an excerpt of my tag listing:

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 1 2012 9:58 PM

Search for whatever appears under the Subjects column in Library Find box e.g.

  • type subject:apologetics for apologetics.
  • type subject:creation  for creation books

 

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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 5:19 AM

Two VERY GOOD answers!

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Shawn Drewett | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 5:32 AM

Well, I guess I'm doing something wrong because the Library search thing is not working at all. I get 0 books in the results when I put subject:apologetics.   I have 1200 resources. 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 6:27 AM

Shawn

When you sort by "subjects" as per Rosie's post do you get a heading title "apologetics"?

Just trying to see whether you have any resources with that subject.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 6:28 AM

If you are searching correctly then you must not have the apologetics I have

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Feb 2 2012 6:50 AM

Shawn Drewett:

Well, I guess I'm doing something wrong because the Library search thing is not working at all. I get 0 books in the results when I put subject:apologetics.   I have 1200 resources. 

Can you show us a screenshot? I know you said you put in subject:apologetics but maybe you accidentally had a space between the colon and the word apologetics, which would make the library try to find all books that had the word "subject" and the word "apologetics" somewhere in their metadata, which might very likely come up with zero.

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