TIP of the day: Finding an author's bibliography in and out of Logos

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jun 10 2015 7:21 PM

In order to find the books and articles written by a particular author, it is easiest to start with the Factbook.

1. Under Tools, under Bible Reference *second column) select Factbook.

2. Enter the name of the author. I am using Thomas Aquinas as the example.

3. Expand (if they are not already expanded) the two sections of interest: Works and See also.

Logos resources

5. Under Works, all the works of Thomas Aquinas available to Logos are shown. Those at the top are resources you own. Those that have a padlock icon in front of them are not owned by you.

6. When you click on a title that you do not own, Logos offers you the option to view the resource in the Logos store:

7. When you click on the link "Visit Logos.com" and the resource is currently available for purchase individually, your browser opens to the product page:

8. When you click on the link "Visit Logos.com" and the resource is currently available only as part of a collection, you are taken to a page that shows you which collections contain the resource.

9. When you click on the link "Visit Logos.com" and the Logos store can't determine what resource to link to, one gets a simple error page:

10. There is one additional way to find the resource but it does not work if the Resource Id on the "You don't have a license to view this resource" page points to a personal book i.e. the resource id has a pbb prefix:

Generally you will see a Logos resource id:

In your browser enter the address logos.com/resources/LLS_ followed by the Resource Id - in this example https://www.logos.com/resources/LLS_sumcongen01 . This will provide an information page for the resource:

Non Logos Resources

10. Turn your attention to the See also section and click on Wikipedia.

Typically Wikipedia provides references, further reading and external link sections to enhance your bibliography.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Todd Frusti | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 10 2015 8:55 PM

Thanks for the tip of the day.  While trying out a few names in the Factbook tool, I found a couple typos in the introductory paragraph on Papias.  Do you know if there is a convenient way to report typos in the Factbook?

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 10 2015 9:07 PM

Todd Frusti:
Do you know if there is a convenient way to report typos in the Factbook?

There is not, unless you find the forums convenient.

EDIT: See below.

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Todd Frusti | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 10 2015 9:49 PM

SineNomine:
There is not, unless you find the forums convenient.

Thanks for the info.  Do you know if FL is interested in Factbook typos being reported in the forums?  It doesn't seem like the forums would be an efficient way to handle it.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Jun 10 2015 9:56 PM

email to data@logos.com will get to the right people - it was set up for Bible Facts.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 11 2015 12:24 AM

You could use the "Response" section at the bottom of the Factbook entry

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 11 2015 12:26 AM

Graham, you are so clever that you notice the obvious Embarrassed Good idea - maybe even great Wink

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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jul 16 2015 5:43 AM

MJ. Smith:
written by a particular offer,

Think you meant "author" here right?

MJ. Smith:
Typically Wikipedia provides references, further reading and external link sections

Thanks for this pointer, and the tip to find works by the author in Factbook. I'd forgotten about that.

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