Search Query for One Volume Commentaries

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Michael Kinch | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Sep 28 2021 9:14 AM

I want to search my library to find all of the one volume commentaries in my library such as the BKC. What should my search query be?   Thanks!

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 28 2021 10:27 AM

Absent those smarter than I, in my library, I narrow mine down by Type:Commantary (or Bible Commentary) and Subject:Bible.

This rejects anything assigned Bible-OT or NT (most). But the old WBC and Hermeneia demand a '-' (not) since they still aren't broken out. This leaves  a few error-codings which I just ignore.

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Beloved Amodeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 28 2021 10:48 AM

Michael Kinch:

I want to search my library to find all of the one volume commentaries in my library such as the BKC. What should my search query be?   Thanks!

Unfortunately, Michael I don't think this is possible unless you tagged these resources before hand and could then organize them into a collection. Luckily, there is a cumbersome, but necessary work around. 

Go to the Logos resource page and tick off All for Ownership Status, All or as applies for Geographic Availability, now these are key: tick off commentaries for Resource type, one volume for Commentaries and finally choose your language preference.

Now all that remains is to identify all your single volume commentaries and tag them with a unique tag so that you can identify them quickly in the future and tag any resource that belongs in this class in the future (an aside, there will be some false positive results; skip over these). Once done you can call up these resources by entering mytag:what you have designated, entering this information in your library, or your search these resources, or most importantly, a collection rule.

Someone may come up with a better way, but this is the only way I can think to get to your end point.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Sep 28 2021 6:46 PM

I asked virtually the same question and Mark Barnes and other provided an answer here: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/85784.aspx 

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 1 2021 5:56 PM

Michael Kinch:

I want to search my library to find all of the one volume commentaries in my library such as the BKC. What should my search query be?   Thanks!

A good start is  type:commentary subj:bible-commentaries -subj:bible-commentaries-collected

(excluding bible-commentaries-collected)

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 1 2021 8:27 PM

Here is a collection rule courtesy of Mark Barnes:

type:bible-commentary AND ({Series None} AND ((subject:"Bible—Commentaries" ANDNOT subject:"Bible—Commentaries—Collected works") OR (subject:”Bible. O.T.--Commentaries” AND subject:”Bible. .N.T.--Commentaries”) OR subject:"bible handbooks" OR subject:"bible introductions") ANDNOT title:volumes) OR {MyTag "commentary-one-volume"}

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