Theological Journals search cluttered

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joseph ng | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Mar 24 2019 2:30 AM

I'm one of those grandfathered in from Galaxie with our Theological Journals Library purchased, but it seems to be getting increasingly harder to do a straight journals search with each change.

Instead of a list of hits in the various journals in descending order, there would be lots of hits in Lexham Dictionary and multiple Bibles and other dictionaries that I'll need to scroll through, sometimes with no journal entries at the end of all that.

Is there a way I could just search for things only in the theological journals and nothing else?

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Martin Hall | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 24 2019 3:26 AM

joseph ng:

I'm one of those grandfathered in from Galaxie with our Theological Journals Library purchased, but it seems to be getting increasingly harder to do a straight journals search with each change.

Instead of a list of hits in the various journals in descending order, there would be lots of hits in Lexham Dictionary and multiple Bibles and other dictionaries that I'll need to scroll through, sometimes with no journal entries at the end of all that.

Is there a way I could just search for things only in the theological journals and nothing else?

Hi Joseph, welcome to the forums. I think the easiest way for you to do this, would be to create a collection of just your journals & then narrow your search to just that collection. You may even want to create a collection for each type of journal that you have. I hope this helps. 

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joseph ng | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 24 2019 3:43 AM

That's brilliant, Martin. Thanks!

Now is there a tutorial on searching by collection I could look at?

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Martin Hall | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 24 2019 3:46 AM

joseph ng:

Now is there a tutorial on searching by collection I could look at?

Try this: https://wiki.logos.com/Collections 

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joseph ng | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 24 2019 3:50 AM

Wow thanks much!!

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David Owh | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 24 2019 4:01 AM

joseph ng:

That's brilliant, Martin. Thanks!

Now is there a tutorial on searching by collection I could look at?

Another option link: https://www.logos.com/logos-pro/collections 

WIN 10

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Martin Hall | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 24 2019 4:21 AM

joseph ng:

Wow thanks much!!

You bet, I hope it works for you. Geeked

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joseph ng | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 24 2019 8:48 AM

Unfortunately, it's not gone too well ... Can't seem to see the Tools>Library>Collections path. My Tools drop-down has Canvas, courses, Factbook, info,media, notes, pss explorer, and text comparison

What could have gone wrong 😔😔😔

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 24 2019 9:28 AM

joseph ng:

What could have gone wrong 😔😔😔

The instructions you've been given are for the desktop software. You can't create collections on the web app.

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joseph ng | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 11:00 AM
Still trying, but the plot only thickens with the desktop software. While downloading about 2gb of updates on to my D: drive (C: being too small) so that I could setup Collections to use my theological journals, my computer would seize about 30 minutes into the process, and I have to reboot, and the process repeats. Isn't there a way to set collections using the web interface? If not, I think there should. Installing Logos on my slim computer is a real pain. All I want to do is to be able to search my journal collection, and I have to keep rebooting. Next question ... having setup Collections on desktop, could I search in those collections on the browser or andoid app platform?
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joseph ng | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 31 2019 11:04 AM
Sadly, plot only thickens with desktop software install. While downloading about 2gb of updates on to my D: drive (C: being too small) so that I could setup Collections to use my theological journals, my computer would seize about 30 minutes into the process, and I have to reboot, and the process repeats. Isn't there a way to set collections using the web interface? Installing Logos on my slim computer is a real pain. All I want to do is to be able to search my journal collection. Thing is, is that collection even available for searches on my logos Android app or web platform?
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joseph ng | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Apr 1 2019 1:35 AM

Sadly, the next stage is the desktop app crashes seconds into launch. 😤😔

And on the web platform, searching within Resources defined as "journal" results in a spinning wait icon.

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