New Feature: Wikipedia

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Jonathan J Watson | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Oct 24 2014 1:16 PM

What does it do?

Search the largest online encyclopedia within Logos. Instead of opening a new web browser, search Wikipedia within Logos and access the latest information. Take notes within the search panel, see earlier editions of articles, and copy and paste any Wikipedia clip or article to automatically cite the source.

How does it work? 

Wikipedia is already your go-to place for quick information, and now you can streamline your study process by accessing over four million Wikipedia articles from within Logos 6. Read Wikipedia articles side by side with your favorite resources, and get all the information you need in seconds.

Additionally, this feature allows you to join your massive theological library with more than four million articles detailing the latest information and ideas: the new Wikipedia tool puts all the information you need at your fingertips. Save time and simplify your study process with the new Wikipedia tool.

Example: Research the Nag Hammadi Library 

How do I get it? 

This feature is included in Core Crossgrade and higher, and in all starter-level base packages and higher.  

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 25 2014 10:37 AM

We also detect bible references in the articles and add hyperlinks to your preferred bible. Additionally, you can take notes on Wikipedia articles and add them to any of your existing note documents.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Oct 27 2014 8:19 AM

Excellent idea!  Great job!

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GeoPappas | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:17 PM

Alan Palmer (Faithlife):

Additionally, you can take notes on Wikipedia articles and add them to any of your existing note documents.

I'm not sure how useful this will be since Wikipedia is a "work in progress".  For example, in the example given above, the statement that "Jesus was 'about thirty years old'" might be deleted or changed at some point by someone (and your note might no longer make any sense).

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:24 PM

GeoPappas:

I'm not sure how useful this will be since Wikipedia is a "work in progress".  For example, in the example given above, the statement that "Jesus was 'about thirty years old'" might be deleted or changed at some point by someone (and your note might no longer make any sense).

The note is taken on a specific version of the article (which will never change). If the article changes, you will be able to see past versions and the notes you took on them.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:26 PM

GeoPappas:
I'm not sure how useful this will be since Wikipedia is a "work in progress".  For example, in the example given above, the statement that "Jesus was 'about thirty years old'" might be deleted or changed at some point by someone (and your note might no longer make any sense).

Logos remembers which version of the Wikipedia page contained your note, and will continue to display that version to you. However, it will let you know that a new version exists, and give you the opportunity to download the latest version of the page if you want.

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GeoPappas | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 3:44 PM

OK, thanks for the quick reply.

That makes the new feature much more useful.

Have a blessed day.

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David Taylor Jr | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 4:05 PM

Mark Barnes:

GeoPappas:
I'm not sure how useful this will be since Wikipedia is a "work in progress".  For example, in the example given above, the statement that "Jesus was 'about thirty years old'" might be deleted or changed at some point by someone (and your note might no longer make any sense).

Logos remembers which version of the Wikipedia page contained your note, and will continue to display that version to you. However, it will let you know that a new version exists, and give you the opportunity to download the latest version of the page if you want.

Do we have any screens of what this looks like?

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 5:15 PM

When viewing the version of the article on Jesus, I can see that I took notes on other versions:

Clicking there (or going to the about page) shows me other versions that have notes attached:

From there, I can choose to load up the old versions. If you took the notes on a different machine or you have cleared the local cache of Wikipedia articles, you may need to download the old versions.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 5:19 PM

Alan Palmer (Faithlife):
From there, I can choose to load up the old versions. If you took the notes on a different machine or you have cleared the local cache of Wikipedia articles, you may need to download the old versions.

That's really well done! What happens to the notes on old revisions? Can you click them and download the earlier revision?

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Alan Palmer (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 3 2014 5:45 PM

Yes, the notes are still in your note document and you can click there and also load the old version they are attached to.

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