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With the Logos Bible mobile app you can run basic and intermediate searches to scan through your open resources or search within your entire library for words or phrases.

There are four primary methods to search:

While you can configure any of the methods to fit any search need (see search options below), their defaults help you run the distinct search types listed above.

 

Selection Menu

Searching from the selection menu defaults to searching your entire library for a selected word or phrase.

  1. Press and hold to select a word until the blue handles appear. (To select a phrase, drag the blue handles that appear to complete your selection)
  2. Press Search in the selection menu.

A new tab opens with results for anything in your library that includes your word or phrase. To narrow your results to a selection of resources, tap Entire Library in the top right and choose to search in your Bible, all open resources (i.e., all resources open in your tabs), or a specific resource.

Note: You can further narrow your results, by surrounding a phrase with quotation marks to return only exact results.

 

Lookup Menu

Searching from the lookup menu defaults to searching your top Bibles for a selected word.

  1. Press and hold to select a word until the blue handles appear. (The lookup menu will show for phrases up to four words in length. If viewing an original language or a reverse interlinear Bible, swipe between cards to choose which word you want to search.)
  2. Press Search in the lookup menu.

A new tab opens with results from your top Bibles that includes your selected word. Whenever you run a Bible search, the results show in two different sections:

  • Fuzzy results show smart search results on the word or phase.
  • Exact results show results matching your exact search terms only.

Note: Depending on your resource, the menu will show different options. If viewing an original language or a reverse interlinear Bible, tapping search runs a morphological search on the original lemma. If viewing another resource, Logos runs a Bible search for the selected English term. Learn how to run an original language Bible Word Study in the Logos mobile app

 

Actions Menu

Searching from the actions menu allows you to quickly run searches within that open resource.

  1. Open any resource.
  2. Expand the actions menu icon and tap Search.

  3. A new search tab opens pre-filtered to search only your currently-open resource.
  4. Provide a search term/phrase in the search field and press Search on your keyboard. View the search options below to get the most out of your searches.

 

Searching from the search tool defaults to searching your entire library for any items.

  1. Tap the Search icon .

  2. A new search tab opens with your entire library selected in the search range.
  3. Provide a search term/phrase in the search field and press Search on your keyboard. View the search options below to get the most out of your searches.

Search Options

While each search method defaults to help you run specific kinds of searches, you can configure any of the methods to fit any search need.

Set Searched Resource(s)

Depending on the search method you selected, a search resource selection will display at the top of your search (e.g., Library, Top Bibles, etc.). Tap the current resource selection to change it to one of the following options.

  • Your Bible: searches your preferred Bible
  • Entire Library: searches every resource in your Library
  • All Open Resources: searches within all of the resources you have open (tap the tabs icon to view your open resources)
  • Select a resource: opens a Library so you can browse or search for a specific resource to search
  • Top Bibles: searches within the Bibles you’ve prioritized
  • All Open Bibles: searches only within the Bibles you have open
  • Collections will search within the Collections of resources you’ve created

Note: Prioritizing resources and creating Collections are available only in the desktop and web versions of Logos at this time.

Set Bible Passage Range

When searching a Bible or selection of Bibles, you can also set a passage range by tapping All Passages. Select a predefined range or tap the plus icon and add a biblical book or group of biblical books.

Use Search Operators

  • Find a phrase containing all of the words: add multiple words with spaces between each (e.g., faith hope love)
  • Find a phrase containing any of the words: add multiple words with commas between each (e.g., faith, hope, love)
  • Find exact wording: surround any phrase with quotation marks to return only results with your precise phrase (e.g., “faith and hope”)
  • Exclude a term from search: add a hyphen before any word to exclude it from your search (e.g., faith hope glory -charity)
  • Find references to a verse: surround a verse reference with angled brackets (e.g., <John 3:16>)
  • Find word combinations: use operators like AND, OR, and AFTER (e.g., joy AND peace) to locate specific word combinations
  • Access Logos datasets: use search parameters like (e.g., <person Judah (patriarch)>) and (e.g., <Lemma = lbs/el/λόγος>).

Note: For more information on using search operators, check out the Advanced Searching section of the Logos help file.

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