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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Nov 30 2020 11:36 PM

Can I search a collection like I can the library? 

Can I search for a particular title, or author, or series? 

Can I limit my search to a subset of a collection without creating a new collection?

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Floyd

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Dec 1 2020 12:28 AM

Floyd Johnson:
Can I search a collection like I can the library? 

Absolutely!

Start typing the collection name in the Search box of the Search In dropdown, and then select it from the list of Collections that match:

Floyd Johnson:
Can I search for a particular title, or author, or series? 

Do you mean search in a particular title or in works by a particular author or in a particular series?

If that's what you mean, then yes. If it's a title, type it into the Search box of the Search In dropdown. If it's an author, type: author:"John Doe" (remember to put the quotes around the author's name). If it's a series, type series:"Name of Series"

Floyd Johnson:
Can I limit my search to a subset of a collection without creating a new collection?

Yes, if it's a subset that can be described in a rule such as you might put into the Collection definition box. So for example, if you wanted to search in all books with the word English in the title that are NOT dictionaries, you could enter English ANDNOT type:dictionary into the Search box of the Search In dropdown, and then choose the first option in the list that shows up, of the form "NNN resources with {your collection rule}". There's a term for this on-the-fly kind of search collection, but I can't remember what it is. Temporary collections or dynamic collections or something.

Anyway, I hope I understood what you were asking. You might have been talking about searching for titles, authors, etc. within a library-like listing of a collection so you could filter the list of resources in that collection. If that was the case, then you can do that in the Library itself, using facets. First click the button with three horizontal lines in it at the upper left of the Library to open the Filter sidebar. Scroll down to the Collections heading and expand it by clicking the little triangle beside it if it isn't already expanded. Click "More>>" as needed until you find the collection you're looking for, and then select it. This will filter your library and show only the resources in that collection.

Then you can search for a particular title, author, or series within that collection by typing in the Find resources box. You can then search within those resources by selecting them all and then right-clicking anywhere in the selection and choosing "Search these resources".

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Dec 4 2020 2:15 PM

Floyd Johnson:

Can I search a collection like I can the library? 

Can I search for a particular title, or author, or series? 

Yes.

First Filter library for the collection and then you can search for title, or author, or series as you would normally.

(1) Open the Library sidebar, look for Collections (originally below Author) and select your Collection.

(2) Search for series, author, title, etc.

Floyd Johnson:
Can I limit my search to a subset of a collection without creating a new collection?

Just use another search field to get your subset e.g.

mytag:notes author:Beale   ---> this limits the author: search to the subset with mytag:notes

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 9:46 PM

Dave Hooton:

Floyd Johnson:

Can I search a collection like I can the library? 

Can I search for a particular title, or author, or series? 

Yes.

First Filter library for the collection and then you can search for title, or author, or series as you would normally.

Thanks, Dave, that is what I was looking for.

Blessings,
Floyd

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Floyd Johnson | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 6 2020 9:46 PM

Dave Hooton:

Floyd Johnson:

Can I search a collection like I can the library? 

Can I search for a particular title, or author, or series? 

Yes.

First Filter library for the collection and then you can search for title, or author, or series as you would normally.

Thanks, Dave, that is what I was looking for.

Blessings,
Floyd

Pastor-Patrick.blogspot.com

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