Topic searc in books other than dictionaries

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Bruce Junkermann | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Nov 17 2009 9:47 AM

Is there a way in Logos 4 to do a topic search in books other than the default dictionaries?  I often like to run topic searchs using my own collections but can't figure out a way to do that. 

~Bruce

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2009 10:02 AM

http://community.logos.com/search/SearchResults.aspx?q=topic+search

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Bruce Junkermann | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2009 10:06 AM

Thanks.  But couldn't find my answer there.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2009 10:33 AM

The quick answer is that you can't... yet. Some of us are currently badgering a Logos staff member to try and get this reinstated.

One thing you can try is to open the topic in one resource, then click the + tab and see the topic in similar resources.

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Bruce Junkermann | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2009 1:11 PM

Thanks Mark, That's what I'm gathering.  I too hope they include this feature.  From what i read the concern is how unreliable the results were.  That may be true but i was still able to get great information from this feature.

Blessings, Bruce

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TCBlack | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Nov 17 2009 1:19 PM

Sorry Bruce,

I'm usually more verbose, Mark got it right. 

Note to self: don't try to post answers on the way out the door...

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Bruce Junkermann | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 18 2009 9:42 AM

Not a problem Thomas.  I was hoping that it would be as simple as changing the search perameters to a collection but that only limits the word search and not the topic search.  Oh well, I'll keep hoping the add this feature.

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 18 2009 11:58 AM

Bruce, I have found running a basic search on the term you want to do a topical search on in the entire library or a collection does pretty good if you select to view the search by rank. Try it for example on one of the Theological Journals and see if this helps in the meantime.

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