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Browsing with the "Site Map" (Combined Contents)

The topbar of every page of THE WEB EDITION includes "Site Map." Choose it to reach the Combined Contents for THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL, a site map to all the chapter table of contents and stand-alone pages found at WEBED.

Note: After selecting a link found in either a chapter contents section or the "Site Map" (Combined Contents), then the browser BACKSPACE key or (ALT+BACK ARROW) may be used to return the cursor to the last position of either section.

The Windows "Find" command (CTL+F) can be used to find any word or phrase on a webpage. If you are not using Windows, then check the help features of both your browser and your operating system.


The Google Advanced Search
The Advanced Search feature of Google.com may be used to search one specific domain (website). THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL is located in the domain "lettermen2.com."
For example, select "Local Search" (The Google Advanced Search) from the topbar of any webpage in THE WEB EDITION. Then to search for "John 3:16" (or "Rutherford, Samuel" or "Child Abuse") in "lettermen2.com" enter the search terms on the search screen in "this exact word or phrase:" and "site or domain:".
Of course, a link to Google Advanced Search may also be added to the Internet Explorer toolbar.
https://www.google.com/advanced_search

A "Local Search" using general search terms may yield to many hits because the best citations appear in many topical listings. In that case begin by browsing the "Combined Interactive Contents for THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL."

The style of scripture references varies greatly. For example Galatians 2:20 may appear as Gal. 2:20; Gal. 2. 20; Gal. ii. 20; Gal. ii.20, and so forth, and so on, including different combinations of abbreviations, punctuations, spacing, and Roman and Arabic numbering. In THE WEB EDITION scripture references are followed by a standard notation in brackets, for example, [Galatians 2:20]. Notice, this enables users to execute a "Local Search" (Google Advance Search), for a standardized scripture reference, and to find all references to that scripture in THE WEB EDITION.

Also notice that Logos' web tool, Reftagger, is used throughout THE WEB EDITION. Reftagger highlights bible verses and converts them into links. Move the cursor onto the verse, and a preview of the entire verse will pop up, with additional options for further study.
Logos Reftagger
https://www.logos.com/reftagger


Browse the indexes

The print edition of 1993 included indexes to authors and titles, to scripture, and to subjects, and links are listed below. However, because THE WEB EDITION is constantly changing, and includes substantially more information, the published indexes are now obsolete.

Index of Scripture, 1993 print edition, Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/scrind.html

Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal, 1993, Index of Authors and Titles
http://www.lettermen2.com/authors.html

Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal, 1993, Index of Subjects
http://www.lettermen2.com/subjind.html

Note: See the Preface for further comments on the problem of indexing.

The Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal, 1997 edition CD-ROM in Logos Library System (LLS) format may be searched with the Logos Library System (LLS) program.

The "See also" entries from the Index of Subjects for the 1993 print edition have been added to the end of topical listings in THE WEB EDITION, and some are interactive.


Words of Christ and Christian Classics

Words of Christ Appearing in The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappa.html

Chapter 3 of THE WEB EDITION contains the topical listing, "Christian Classics: A Short Title Listing" which lists approximately 270 Christian classics. These classics are identified in other citations throughout the work with the phrase "A Christian classic."


Searches for videos and DVDs resources

Searches for videos and DVDs resources should start at the topical listing DVD, Multi-media. Some YouTube videos may not be listed in DVD, Multi-media, so do a Local Search using the keyword "YouTube" or other video domains.


Searching Online for PDF files

Google.com allows the user to narrow a search to PDF files only by adding the phrase "inurl:pdf." For example, if "Christian classic inurl:pdf" is searched, then Google.com will provided links to only PDF files of Christian classics.


Browse websites of outside resources

Links provided in THE WEB EDITION to outside resources may be use to explore the entire outside website by moving the cursor to the URL (web address) on the browser toolbar and deleting the end of the URL up to, but not including "com/," "org/," "net/," (or, for example, "com.index" "com.sitemap" "com.list"), and so forth. The abbreviated URL thus created will often lead to the homepage of the website. This method can be used to sometimes find a new URL for a broken link. Also indexes and site maps might be found there.

Again, the Advanced Search feature of Google.com may be used to search any specific domain (website). For example, THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL is located in the domain "lettermen2.com." Select "Local Search" from the topbar of any webpage in THE WEB EDITION. Then to search for "John 3:16" (or "Rutherford, Samuel" or "Child Abuse") in "lettermen2.com" enter the search terms on the search screen in "this exact word or phrase:" and "site or domain:".
Of course, a link to Google Advanced Search may also be added to the Internet Explorer toolbar for local searches of other domains.
https://www.google.com/advanced_search


The Puritan Hard Drive

The USB hard drive is the newest product from Still Waters Revival Books. It includes all of the titles previously published by SWRB and bundled in bookshelves such as, the Puritan Bookshelf, The Reformation Bookshelf, The Protestant Bookshelf, and the Calvinism Bookshelf. For a current index of authors and titles see the Puritan Hard Drive.


WorldCat.org and Amazon.com and LibraryThing.com as research tools

Citations are now linked to WorldCat.org (OCLC). These are comprehensive citations created by librarians. They give information about the item, various editions, and its location in local libraries, sources to buy the book, foreign language editions, and so forth, and so on.

In WorldCat.org, select "Search," search for "lettermen2" in the Contacts box to find special listings from THE WEB EDITION in WorldCat. These includes "Local Holdings for Christian classics," part 1 and part 2, give classics held by your local library.

Amazon.com Books offers and easy way to find a new or used copy of a book. It also is an additional resource for researchers.

The Amazon.com Books database provides, among other things, the following information:

Many of the titles listed in THE WEB EDITION, that have ISBN numbers, may be found in LibraryThing at the "lettermen" LibraryThing webpage.


Related Weblinks

Combined Interactive Contents for The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/combtoc.html

How to Find a Book
http://www.lettermen2.com/findbook.html

WorldCat Guide
http://www.bsu.edu/library/media/pdf/instworldcatguide.pdf


Disclaimer: Weblinks and related resources listed are given only for purposes of research.
Views and opinion expressed at other web sites do not necessarily represent the views and opinions of this webmaster.
Arrangement of weblinks does not in any way indicate that independent authors or webmasters hold similar views and opinions.
Researchers are urged to exercise the utmost discernment in navigating the World Wide Web. See the topical listing "Spiritual Discernment."



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