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Browsing with "Site Map" and using "Local Searches"

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 THE WEB EDITION.

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.

"Local Search" in THE WEB EDITION (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" 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."


Searching for videos and DVDs resources

Searches for videos and DVDs resources should start at the special 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.


Online Computer Library Center (OCLC/WorldCat)

OCLC/WorldCat is the combined automated card catalogs of many of the world's major libraries, making it the world's largest database of printed literature. It is recommended as the best single resources for bibliographic information. It can also be very useful in finding foreign language translations, and for many other purposes.

It is one of the best resources for finding a book. Notice that OCLC/WorldCat can be customized by entering the user's zip code. This enables a listing of locally available library copies.


Amazon.com "Books" as a resource

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:


Key to the Style used for fonts and hypertext in THE WEB EDITION

"Chapter 1: The Foundation of Biblical Counsel" is the style sample for the entire database/website. Some style conventions in use are unique to this website, and it would be burdensome to list them all here. They are logical and intuitive, so the most practical approach is to simply begin using the website. With time the user will recognize the style used.

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


Acronyms, 1993 print edition

     "*" --   Indicates a citation or weblink of special interest
     ATLA --  American Theological Library Association,
                Evanston, IL
     CBD --   Christian Book Distributors, Peabody, Massachusetts
     CCEL --  Christian Classics Ethereal Library
     CRM --   Coral Ridge Ministries, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
     CVBBS -- Cumberland Valley Bible Book Service, Carlisle,
                Pennsylvania
     EEB-1 -- Early English Books, 1475-1640, Pollard and
                Redgrave, microforms
     EEB-2 -- Early English Books, 1641-1700, Wing, microforms
     EEBO  -- Early English Books Online
     FSP --   Footstool Publications, Memphis, TN
     FGB --   Free Grace Broadcaster, chapellibrary.org,
     GCB --   Great Christian Books, Elkton, Maryland
                No longer in operation.
     GMC --   Gospel Mission Catalog, Choteau, MT
     ISBN --  International Standard Book Number
     KJV --   THE HOLY BIBLE, 1769 AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION
     LAC --   Library of American Civilization
     MGTP --  A Guide to the Puritans, Robert P. Martin
     OCLC --  OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.,
                (WorldCat.org) Dublin, OH
     OCoLC -- The accession number used by WorldCat/OCLC to 
                identify online digital text
     PHD --   The Puritan Hard Drive, Edmonton, Alberta,
              Canada
     PRF --   Plymouth Rock Foundation, Marlborough, NH
     SWRB --  Still Waters Revival Books, Edmonton, Alberta,
              Canada
     (sic) -- See in copy (suggesting an error in the original)
     TCRB5 -- THOMPSON CHAIN REFERENCE BIBLE, 5th edition
              (the 5th edition of 1988 was the last edition of
              the TCRB. Any copy printed in 1988 or later is the
              5th edition).
     TETB --  THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE
     TTF  --  The Trinity Foundation, Unicoi, TN
     UMI --   University Microfilms International
     Wing --  Wing STC (Short Title Catalog), microforms
     Wing-2   Wing STC (2nd edition), microforms
     YLTHB -- YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE


Listing of some alternate spellings of author names and other confusing situations

Adams, Jay E., not to be confused with the author, James E. Adams
Ashton/Assheton
Beza, Theodore (Theodora de Beza) (Theordore de Beze)
Bolton (Boulton)
Burges, Cornelius (Burgess)
Calvin, John (Jean)
Cunningham, John and his brother William
Diodatti (Diodati)
Dort (Dordt)
Elliot, Elisabeth (most often misspelled author)
Ferguson (Fergusson)
Fyodor Dostoevski (1821-1881) (Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevski)
Gilby, Anthony (Gilbie)
homeschooling (home schooling)
John Owen (theologian) John Owen (translator)
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) and (1629-1712)
M'Crie/McCrie
M'Leod, John Niel (McLeod) and John Niel McLeod
M'Millan (d. 1808) (MacMillan)
M'Ward (McWard), Robert,
M'Ward, Robert (Robert McWard)
MacNeil, John (MacNiely)
Morrison, James (Morison)
Peden (Pedan), Alexander
praeterist/preterist
Renwick, James (1780-1853)
Swinnock (Swinocke)
Teelinck, Willhem (William Teelinck)
Turretin/Turrettin/Turrettini
Willson (Wilson), James M.
Willson (Wilson), James McLeod (1809-1866) and Willson, James
and so forth, and so on


Related Weblinks

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 Scripture
http://www.lettermen2.com/scrind.html

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

Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal, 1997 edition CD-ROM in Logos Library System (LLS) format.
http://www.logos.com/product/543/biblical-counsel-resources-for-renewal

Book Flyer for Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/flyer.html

Book Reviews of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/reviews.html

Books Considered to be Among the ten Greatest in the English Language
http://www.lettermen2.com/tengreat.html

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

Contemporary Biblical Counseling: With 1995 Additions, an annotated bibliography by David Powlison (1949-2019, compiler and annotator)
David Powlison is editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, current director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.
http://www.lettermen2.com/powlison.html

The Google Advanced Search
This feature may be used to search one specific domain/website. For example, to search for "John 3:16" in "lettermen2.com," (THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL), enter the search terms on the search screen in "this exact word or phrase:" and "site or domain:".
A link to Google Advanced Search may be added to the Internet Explorer toolbar, so that any favorite website may be conveniently searched.
https://www.google.com/advanced_search

Google Books full view of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal, 1993 edition
http://books.google.com/books?id=j4vzqat_dqEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=biblical+counsel+resources+for+renewal&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=za1LKCaUEI0l8xo_IV3tEropuFw

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

How to Find Things in the Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/browse.html

Library: UP [University of Pennsylvania] WorldCat Searching Tips
http://library.up.edu/default.aspx?cid=9616&pid=53

Preface to the 1997 CD-ROM Edition
http://www.lettermen2.com/preface.html

Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online
http://www.lettermen2.com/refpub.html

Some Complementary Works [complementary to Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal]
http://www.lettermen2.com/somecomp.html

User Information About The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/about.html

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