The main search page contains all the options to search all the reference works. Illustrations and quotations are stored in a separate database and are not retrievable using the checkbox selection options from the Main Search Page. You can access illustrations and quotations by clicking on the menu buttons on the left side of the screen or use the links to these separate databases at the bottom of the Main Search Page.
You can search as many or as few reference sources at one time as you would like. [top]
The reference sources are divided up into groups. The reference sources are grouped according to concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and Bible texts. [top]
In doing free form searches, the search engine finds topics in the following manner.
Example 1: To begin a free form database search you checkmark the little box next to the name of the reference source. You checkmark the little box by putting your cursor over the little box, then left clicking your mouse. After you left click, a checkmark will appear in the little box.
If you checkmark the encyclopedia source, and type in the letters "Mose" without the quotation marks in the input box, the database will display the following topics from the encyclopedia.
ASSUMPTION OF MOSES
MOSES, SONG OF
Please note each of the above topics has the letters "Mose" without the quotation marks embedded in the topic title.
The database search engine finds records with topics "like" the word or phrase you type into the input box.
In doing a free form database search, you MUST checkmark a reference source. If you do not checkmark a reference source, you will receive an error page.
You do not have to checkmark a reference source if you use the pre-defined topic list pages.
Example 2: To find database entries for Torrey's Concordance using a free form search, checkmark the little box next to the word "Torrey's".
Next, enter your search term in the input box, click on the submit query button, and if records are found, the records will be displayed.
You can search as many or as few reference sources at one time as you would like. The more reference sources you select, the longer the database search and retrieval action will take. [top]
One topic list has been compiled for all the reference sources in each group. You can search each reference source group by using the predefined topic lists.
A single topic list has been compiled for concordances and this single topic list includes Torrey's, Bible Topica, and Nave's.
A single topic list has been compiled for dictionaries and this single topic list includes Easton's and Smith's.
A single topic list has been compiled for the encyclopedia.
A single keyword list has been compiled for the Bible text and this list includes both the NIV and KJV keywords from each verse.
Example 1: If you would like to see a topic index of all the concordances in one place, click on the hyperlink that says ((Or Use A Topic Index To All Concordances).
If you click on ((Or Use A Topic Index To All Concordances), on the main search page, you will be taken to the page with the following heading.
Topics List Page
Concordances, Dictionaries, Encyclopedia, Bible Topic Lists, Illustrations, and Quotations
Below the heading above you will see the sub heading below.
Concordance Topics In Alphabetical Order
If you click on any letter above you will see all the topics for all the concordances (Torrey's, Bible Topica, and Nave's) grouped together on each alphabetical page.
Example 2: On the Topic List page you will see the links to the King James keyword pages. As shown below.
Links To King James Keyword Pages
If you click on the letter C, you will be taken to the alphabetical page "C" and you will see the topics as shown below (only a partial list of topics is shown here.) When you click on any term on any topic page, you will see the database entries displayed for that term. (Links below are not active)
All King James Version Keywords Beginning With The Letter
If you select a topic from the predefined topic lists or if you type in a word in the input box and click on the submit query button in a free form search, you will see the retrieval data displayed in a box like the box below. There are ten (10) records displayed on each retrieval page.
If there are ten or less than ten (10) records retrieved from your search request, you will see a number 1 in blue letters beneath the retrieval data box. (Link below is not active.)
If there are more than ten (10) records retrieved from your search request, you will see a series of numbers in blue letters beneath the retrieval data box. The blue letters are hyperlinks to the pages containing the next set or sets of records for your review. Below, you will see there are three pages of records retrieved. Click on pages 2 or 3 to see the records retrieved for that page. (Links below are not active.) [top]
Unlike the other reference works, each verse in the NIV and KJV has been assigned keywords taken from the verse. Keywords appear in the NIV and KJV records displayed for every record.
For example, if you click on the word "calf" in the NIV alpha page "C", the word "calf" yields 3 pages containing 30 records.
The first record pulled for the word "calf" shows the keywords in this verse are:
Abraham calf dress fetched gave good hasted herd ran tender young
The verse is: Genesis 18:7
In doing a free form search, you MUST checkmark a reference source. If you do not checkmark a reference source, you will receive an error page. You do not have to checkmark a reference source if you use the pre-defined topic list pages.
Below is a screen shot of a typical record from the encyclopedia.
At the top of the record, on the left, you will see the word "Topic" in red lettering and then the topic of the record in black lettering.
On the right at the top of the record you will see the word "Source" and the abbreviation "EN" which stands for encyclopedia.
Next, on the left, you will see the word "Subtopic" in red lettering. Just beneath the word "Subtopic" you will see the body content of the record. In red lettering you will also see "Next Topic" and "Previous Topic" with accompanying hyperlinks.
Most records carry reference collections. Reference collections are generally Word Search and Quick Verse compatible so if you have either of these two Bible software packages, you can copy the verse collection, paste the verse collection into the Bible software search pane, and then see the verses displayed. [top]
To search for illustrations from the illustrations database, click on any link directing you to illustrations or go here.
Access and search features of the illustrations database works like the database for the concordances, dictionaries, encyclopedia, and Bible text.
If you have questions, comments, or find records needing corrections, please make contact by using the contact button on the left. [top]
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