Dear Logos, why is "Baker Illustrated Guide..." a Monograph and not a Dictionary?

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StephenMcC | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Apr 29 2014 6:26 AM

I purchased the Baker illustrated Guide to Everyday Life and it was downloaded yesterday - 

These are the subjects covered in the guide:


  • Anoint
  • Armor-Bearer
  • Arrow (to shoot)
  • Authority (to hold or to exercise)
  • Bake Bread
  • Belt (to wear or to tuck)
  • Birth
  • Blind
  • Borrow/Lend
  • Bow Down (to kneel)
  • Bread (to eat)
  • Bridegroom
  • Bury the Dead
  • Cast Metal
  • Circumcise
  • Clap Hands
  • Clean/Unclean
  • Concubine
  • Cross the Jordan River
  • Crown (to wear)
  • Crucify
  • Dance
  • Destroy (Hebrew, hrm)
  • Divination (to practice)
  • Divorce
  • Dream (to have or to interpret)
  • Drunk (to become)
  • Dry (to be or to experience drought)
  • Eat
  • Engrave
  • Exile
  • Famine
  • Fast
  • Firstborn Son
  • Fish
  • Flog (whip, scourge)
  • Fly
  • Foot (to place on)
  • Fortify
  • Foundation (to lay)
  • Glean
  • Greet
  • Grind
  • Hand (to raise or stretch out)
  • Harvest (reap)
  • Hunt
  • Inherit
  • Kiss
  • Lamp (to light a)
  • Lay On Hands
  • Lots (to cast)
  • Measure
  • Melt
  • Milk (to drink)
  • Mountain (to move)
  • Mourn (to grieve)
  • Naked
  • Name (to give a)
  • Orphan (fatherless)
  • Pharisee
  • Plant/Sow
  • Pledged to Be Married (betrothed/engaged)
  • Plow
  • Plunder
  • Potter (pottery manufacture)
  • Prostitute
  • Quarry (to hew)
  • Ride
  • Run
  • Sabbath (to observe)
  • Sacred Stone (to set up or to destroy)
  • Sadducee (chief priest)
  • Sandals (to remove)
  • Scribe (secretary)
  • Shave
  • Shear
  • Shipwreck
  • Siege (besiege)
  • Sift (with a sieve)
  • Sit
  • Slave (to become or to be freed)
  • Sleep
  • Sling (a projectile)
  • Smelt (to refine metal)
  • Stiff-Necked
  • Stoning (as a form of execution)
  • Stranger (alien)
  • Tax Collector
  • Tear a Garment
  • Tent Peg/Stake (to drive)
  • Thresh
  • Trap/Snare
  • Vineyard (to establish)
  • Wash Clothes
  • Water (to acquire or to draw)
  • Weave
  • Weigh
  • Widow
  • Winnow
  • Yoke (to wear a)

It is my (limited) understanding that because this is a monograph and not a dictionary, none of the contents above appear in the Topic search where the other dictionary and encyclopaedia articles appear. 

If this is the reason (even after prioritisation), then I suggest it has been wrongly identified as a monograph. Though this not called a Dictionary or an Encyclopaedia, its needs to operate like one within logos. its a great reference resource and this would enable me to use it as it is meant to be used.

Hope you can help...

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Ben Dyer | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Apr 29 2014 10:27 PM


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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 20 2016 1:30 AM

It's nearly two years since this question was asked, and still no answer. Time for a bump, I think!

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Kyle G. Anderson | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Apr 28 2016 9:18 AM

I changed the resource type for this book to encyclopedia this morning. That change will be noticeable soon.

By itself this won't help you much. I also went ahead and added headwords to the resource which will allow you to navigate the resource by topic and make this show up as a target when using the right click function.

That update will be available on Monday.

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Adam Borries (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 3 2017 12:34 PM

Kyle G. Anderson:
...added headwords to the resource which will allow you to navigate the resource by topic and make this show up as a target when using the right click function.

To clarify: the change above makes it easier to navigate through topics in the resource, but it does not make it appear in Topic Guide or Factbook. Doing so would require much more extensive tagging. All new encyclopedias that we produce now are tagged properly for Factbook, but this wasn't always the case with older resources. As much as we would like to go back and update all encyclopedias to support Factbook integration, its not financially feasible.

Try this workaround to find related articles in non-topically-tagged resources: 

  1. Open Topic Guide and enter topic. 
  2. At bottom of the "Topic" section, click "Search for..."
  3. In the Search panel, change "Everything" to "All Resources" (or limit it further with "type:encyclopedia"). 
  4. Change "All Text" to "Heading Text."

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