. Logos 4: Find Cross-References in a Book

Logos 4: Find Cross-References in a Book

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A fellow Logos user recently asked me how to find all the biblical cross-references to John in a specific resource. Here’s how I responded:

  • Open the resource you want to search, such as My Utmost for His Highest.
  • Click the Search icon.
  • Set the search type to Basic. (A)
  • Select the resource to be searched, such as Utmost, from the drop down list (B)
  • Type this search string in the box: <Bible ~ John>(C)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search.

The ~ (tilde) is an intersection search operator, meaning that with it, Logos finds all cross references intersecting the book of John!

This search takes a few extra moments, but the results are worth the wait.

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  • So is it possible to use this to find, for example, ALL of a particular highlight style in a particular resource? How might that work? I’ve tried using the note file created for the highlight, but it doesn’t produce the desired results because the highlight is used across multiple resources. They all show up in the one note file. Looking for a way to find all of just one highlight style found in just the one resource.

  • Hi Morris,
    I note that this search string seems to work even if you omit the “Bible ” part of it.
    What is the function of “Bible “? What variants could be used in its place?
    Peter G

  • Unrelated but have somehow managed to turn off cross-refs in HCSB and can’t seem to find how to turn them back on. Any suggestions?

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