how to search all encyclopedias for a word

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Frank H | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, May 16 2020 2:46 PM

I would like to search all of my bible dictionaries for the word Midian.  When I go to my library, I see that the bible dictionaries are of type "encyclopedia".  It would be fine and maybe even better to search the resources that are typed as encyclopedia.  I've looked around the interface and googled how to limit the resources to a particular type, but can't figure out how to do it.  Can anyone help with this?  Thanks in advance!

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 16 2020 2:52 PM

Try using Quick Collections as described at https://community.logos.com/forums/t/92688.aspx

Use type:encyclopedia as the filter string and select your encyclopedia resources.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 17 2020 6:53 AM

I guess it depends on what you are looking for but if you are looking for entries than I would think a Factbook would help here but otherwise I would start with a basic search searching your collection of encyclopedias and I would switch the first field to header text otherwise you'll get the occurrence of the word everywhere...  but maybe that is your desired effect?

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 17 2020 9:02 AM

If it is in the context of Bible reading then you can right mouse click select the word at the top and then on the right select power lookup as another alternative. See screenshots below:

You can then select the resource from the power look up window to open to the article.

Another option, if in the Bible text, you can double click on the word and your preferred dictionary will open and then you can use the right and left arrow buttons on your keyboard to scroll through your resources that have that headword.

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Frank H | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 17 2020 4:23 PM

Graham Criddle:

Try using Quick Collections as described at https://community.logos.com/forums/t/92688.aspx

Use type:encyclopedia as the filter string and select your encyclopedia resources.

That's what I was looking for, thanks!

And thanks everyone else for the other suggestions.  What a great community!

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