Learning Logos: Commentaries Guide Section Tweaks in the Logos 9.1 Update

Based on user feedback, one of the most helpful Logos 9 new features is the expanded Commentaries Guide Section, which appears by default in the Passage Guide or can be opened by itself from the Guides menu. In the recently released 9.1 update, this practical section just improved again! Allow me to point out a few tweaks:

Publication date added

Knowing publication dates when working with commentaries may prove beneficial. For example, was this specific Old Testament commentary published before or after the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls? We can now easily see the publication dates for our commentaries:

  • Open the Passage Guide from the Guides menu and generate a report for any passage (A)
  • Expand the Commentaries section (B)
  • Select a view such as Priority (C)
  • Notice the publication date after each commentary (D)

Series and No Series groups

Some commentaries are parts of sets while others stand alone. In 9.1 we can quickly see both groups:

  • Click the Series view link in the Passage Guide you generated above (E)
  • Notice the two major groups:
    • Series listing commentaries found in sets (F)
    • Double dash (- -) listing stand-alone commentaries (G)

Bible Notes and Study Bible Groups

While “technically” not commentaries, resources classified in Logos as Bible Notes and Study Bibles are now easily identified:

  • Click the Type view link in the Passage Guide you generated above (H)
  • Notice two new groups have been added: Bible Notes (I) and Study Bible (J)

For more detailed training about all new Logos 9 features, check out a subscription at MPSeminars.com which includes approximately 220 videos on Logos 9 alone!

Also, make sure to view at your convenience the FREE QuickLook at Logos 9 webinar. During this 80-minute webinar, I’ll introduce you to all of the Logos 9.0 changes!


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  1. I looked at this in my Logos. I had a section for Bible Notes. I clicked on Bible Notes in the commentary section and got one resource. In my own group of Bible Notes, I had 6 resources.
    And I have no such Study Bible category

    • Mary Jahnke says

      Hi, Larry. Are you using Logos 9.1? You can check by clicking Logos in the top bar of your screen, then About Logos Bible Software. If you’re using Logos 9.1 and are still having issues, customer service would be happy to help you figure out what’s going on.

      Hope that helps!
      -Mary from Faithlife

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