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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 21 2020 6:31 PM

Tip 42: Library Results: Resource toolbar: Multiple Resources

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Verbum Training: Multiple Resources

Having reviewed all the sections of an Everything Search, we return to the icons on the resource panel toolbar. There are four related options for handling multiple resources staying aligned with each other.

Function

Host?

Set definition

Visibility

 

Multiple resources

Yes

User defined

All

 

Parallel resources

No

User and system defined

One at a time

 

Equivalent resources

No

System defined

One at a time

 

Link set

No

User define

User controlled

 

 

Shared indexes

As a fundamental principle, resources must share an index type on which they may be aligned for any of these features to function correctly.

To find the indexes available for a resource:

  • Open the Panel Menu
  • Select Information
  • Scroll down to Indexes
  • Look for matching indexes:
    • Ignore page numbers
    • Ignore Bibliographic item
    • Treat all Bible indexes as equal; they vary because of different verse mapping. The system automatic adjusts for different verse mapping

Can these two resources scroll together?

  • Balz, Horst Robert, and Gerhard Schneider. 1990–. Exegetical dictionary of the New Testament.
  • Kittel, Gerhard, Geoffrey W. Bromiley, and Gerhard Friedrich, eds. 1964–. Theological dictionary of the New Testament.

Yes, because they are both indexed by Greek headword. This does not guarantee that the two sources used the same dictionary lemmas but they should generally work together.

 

Can these two resources scroll together?

  • Kiraz, George A., and Andreas Juckel, eds. 2013. The Syriac Peshiṭta Bible with English Translation: Galatians–Philemon. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press.
  • The Holy Bible, Translated from the Latin Vulgate. 2009. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

Yes, these resources share a Bible index. The Peshitta uses the common verse mapping; the Douay-Rheims uses a version specific verse mapping. But as they are both Bible indexes, the application will adjust for the differences. You can safely assume that all books with a type of Bible will scroll together.

Can these two resources scroll together?

  • New American Bible. 2011. Revised Edition. Washington, DC: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
  • Levy, Sarah, and Steven Levy. 2017. The JPS Rashi Discussion Torah Commentary. Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society.

Yes, these resources share a Bible index. Each uses a version specific verse mapping. But as they are both Bible indexes, the application will adjust for the differences. You can safely assume that all books with a type of Bible, Bible Commentary, Bible Notes, and Study Bible will scroll together.

Can these two resources scroll together?

  • New American Bible. 2011. Revised Edition. Washington, DC: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
  • Wire, Antoinette Clark. 2011. 3 The Case for Mark Composed in Performance. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books.

No, there is no common index as monographs generally do not have a Bible index.

 

Can these two resources scroll together?

  • Barry, John D. et al., eds. 2016. The Lexham Bible Dictionary.
  • Fitzgerald, Allan D., ed. 1999. Augustine through the Ages: An Encyclopedia.

Yes, because they share an index of English headwords. However, the index is not present by definition so it is safer to check. Note that sharing an index does not necessarily mean there will be a large overlap in the entries.

Multi-view or multiple resources

From Verbum Help:

Multiple Resources

The Multiple Resources feature provides additional "guest" resources in the same panel as the main "host" resource. This functions similarly to having multiple resource panes open connected with a link set, with some differences and advantages.

Any number of resources can be added as guests, and guest resources share several of the traits of a host resource automatically. Visual Filters, Inline Interlinears, and Inline Searches will all be applied to applicable guest resources.

Accessing the Multiple Resources feature

The feature is only accessible in resources that contain Bible milestones; in general, this means Bibles, Bible Commentaries, original language fragments, etc. Add the Multiple Resources menu to a Bible by clicking the icon on the resource toolbar. The Multiple Resources option can be enabled and disabled after adding guest resources by clicking again, or by pressing Cmd+Shift+M (Mac) / Ctrl+Shift+M (Windows).

Adding guest resources

Click to open the Multiple Resources drop-down menu. Enter a book’s full title, or short title, and matches will be promoted to the top of the list for easy access. For example, to add the New International Version (2011) as a guest resource, type New International or NIV and that Bible will appear at the top of the list.

To add the desired resource to the panel, click the checkbox next to the resource name. It will go to the upper section of the menu, which will populate with all added resources.

At the very top of the Multiple Resources menu, click the checkbox next to Show multiple resources: to enable and disable the feature while maintaining the list of desired resources. This is the same behavior as using the above keyboard shortcuts for toggling the feature.[1]

Where do I use multiple resources:

  • Translations that may be used in liturgy – with NJB standing in for the JB
  • Translations from the major streams: NRSV (to set canon), JPS, Targums, LXX, Peshitta, Vulgate
  • Translation with Study Bibles built off it (useful for knowing what participants in a Bible study may have questions about).
  • Catholic English translation in date order
  • Bible and top three commentaries

In short, I use multiple resources where I want to be able to compare the text, going back and forth across the various versions.

  1. The vertical parallel bars icon opens the Multiple Resource View selection panel.
  2. The resource picker which allows selections from:
  • Top Bibles
  • Saved selections
  • Recent selections
  • Resource collections
  • Tags and ratings (implied collections)
  • Resources and series
  • Hebrew, LXX, Syriac of text
  • Church fathers in different translations
  1. Option for the multiple resources to be stacked vertically or horizontally

If you want the resource columns to be labeled:

  • Open the panel menu (1)
  • Select Show locator bar
  • To close the locator bar, click the delete icon on the right edge (2)

The same example viewed in a vertical stack:

The selection of the resource shown is handled by the resource selector opened by clicking the arrowhead beside the multiple resource icon on the resource tool bar:

  • Use the find box to search for collections, resources, tags …
  • The resources list contains your current choices in the order they will appear.
    • Unchecking a resource will delete it from the display
    • Drag and drop will reorder the resources

To add a translation:

  • Type in a search argument (1)
  • Select the resource (2)
  • Click outside the menu (3) and the resource is added


[1] Verbum Help (Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2018).

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