Searching Personal Books

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Brian Bilbrey | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Feb 11 2019 10:43 PM

Can you search all your personal books of a topic or word?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Feb 11 2019 11:14 PM

Hi Brian - and welcome to the forums

Brian Bilbrey:
Can you search all your personal books of a topic or word?

You can certainly search for words - results appear in the "Your Books" section of a Basic Search

Searching for topics should be possible - although I haven't checked - but would need explicit tagging

Graham 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 12 2019 5:48 AM

Brian Bilbrey:
Can you search all your personal books of a topic or word?

Graham Criddle:
Searching for topics should be possible - although I haven't checked - but would need explicit tagging

Brian - Do you understand what Graham said here? See the wiki: https://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books#Syntax 

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Brian Bilbrey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 12 2019 7:11 AM

I guess I asked the wrong question.   I am new to Logos.   The real question is how do you search your personal books
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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 12 2019 8:12 AM

Brian Bilbrey:

I guess I asked the wrong question.   I am new to Logos.   The real question is how do you search your personal books
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That is the question Graham answered. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 12 2019 9:58 AM

Brian Bilbrey:
I guess I asked the wrong question.   I am new to Logos.   The real question is how do you search your personal books

I can take your question here in one of two ways: 

1) I need to learn how to search a specific book (personal book or otherwise). 

2) I know how to search a particular book, but I don't know how to search my personal books as a whole. 

Do either of those sum up your question? If so which one? If not, can you explain more about what you are trying to do? 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 12 2019 11:12 AM

Brian Bilbrey:

Can you search all your personal books of a topic or word?

Welcome Big Smile

A Basic search option for personal books is using a collection of Edition:User that will have search results in Your Books section. For example, can search for Love articles in personal books using syntax:

([field heading,largetext] Love)

Forum thread => Huge encyclopaedia: The Dictionary of Christianity and the Bible includes large personal book files.

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Brian Bilbrey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 12 2019 12:06 PM

# 2.   I know how to do the basic search with the purchased books.   But the personal books that I added.   For instance, I would like to look up "Righteousness by Faith" in all my personal books.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 12 2019 12:34 PM

Brian Bilbrey:
I would like to look up "Righteousness by Faith" in all my personal books.

I am in a hurry right now and am not able to post screen shots. Some quick thoughts:

  • You should create a "collection" with the rule edition:user . That syntax will show you all and only your personal books.
  • When you do a search, there are blue hyperlink buttons you can press. For example: Search ALL TEXT in ALL PASSAGES in PERSONAL BOOKS (where "personal books" is the name of the collection you just created). 
  • For clarification: You earlier asked about searching for a "topic" or "word." If you type "Righteousness by Faith," you will get results for that EXACT phrase. To search for a topic would require different syntax (as the others have provided) AND would also require that you created the personal books with the syntax in mind.  

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Brian Bilbrey | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 12 2019 12:57 PM

Thank You

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