can I see what resources I read in Logos yesterday?

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toughski | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Jan 12 2016 3:17 AM

I read an interesting article in one of the many journals I have in my library about Islam and their view of the End Times.

Is there a way of locating History, just like in a browser?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 3:37 AM

toughski:

I read an interesting article in one of the many journals I have in my library about Islam and their view of the End Times.

Is there a way of locating History, just like in a browser?

History is on the Tools menu.

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toughski | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 4:04 AM

Thanks, got it!

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Reuben Helmuth | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jan 12 2016 4:13 AM

toughski:

I read an interesting article in one of the many journals I have in my library about Islam and their view of the End Times.

Is there a way of locating History, just like in a browser?

The most obvious answer is the History tool...

The advantage of the History tool is that it'll take you directly to the location in the resource where you were. The problem with using the History tool for what you're wanting, is that you can't (to my knowledge) search/filter dates or date ranges. In fact it doesn't even indicate so much as the day. Personally, I rarely use the History tool, though I might if it were redesigned to match the history in Safari. If you're trying to locate an article you read very recently (as in you didn't view more than a couple resources after you viewed the article), The history tool should work fine, but if you read a number of other resources, or "clicked around" for any length of time following the reading of the article, you'll want another method.

The better way to locate a specific resource (that's not "super recent") is to use the library window. Open the library in a tab or floating window, then right click on the header row and choose to show "last accessed." You can now sort that column and see which resources were accessed, in your case, yesterday.

The best part about this approach is that you can now filter the resources for narrower results, making it easier to locate the one resource you were reading. For example, if you know the author, resource type, publisher, etc., etc., you can quickly narrow the number of resources you need to look at.

The disadvantage to this approach is that though you'll locate the resource, if you don't remember the title or a phrase in the article (things you could do in-line search on) it may be difficult to locate the specific article you were reading. If, however, you have "auto and favorite bookmarks" turned on in your preferences, you should see a little line in the scroll bar at the location you were reading. 

You can hover on the "bookmark" and get a preview of the location. This is especially helpful if there are multiple locations and you're not sure which one is the correct one. Clicking on the bookmark will make the resource jump to that location.

EDIT: Mark, you posted while I was composing. I'm not trying to cast a bad light on your answer by downplaying the History tool!

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