To perform a simple search for books, type your search terms into the search box on the left and press enter. The sidebar will switch over to the search results tab and automatically load the top result. To view more search results, simply scroll down. Additional results will automatically load into the bottom of the sidebar as you scroll.
You can modify your search to only return results containing two or more of your terms by using the AND keyword. The OR keyword can be used to specify that you want results that may only match one of your terms. Use quotation marks to search for an exact phrase.
love AND patience
joy OR happiness
"walk with God"
joy AND "hard times"
(servant OR slave) AND (Jesus OR Christ)
Books.Logos.com also supports more advanced search syntax. Books are broken down into several sections, or fields:
author | The name of the author, or authors
title | The title of the book
publisher | The book's publisher
subject | Subjects relating to the book's content
content | The full text of the book
By default a search will look for matches in any field. You can also specify which field you want to search by inserting the name of the field directly before your search term.
author:"Salkinson" AND title:Hebrew
publisher:"Trinitarian Bible Society"
Bible references are treated as special search terms. Books.Logos.com understands verse ranges, and will match books that contain any references within the range you specify, not just the exact reference. If you search for John 3:15-17, you will also get results with John 3:16. A Bible reference is specified by using angle brackets, such as <Eph 2:8>. If you forget to use the angle brackets in a simple query, don't worry, it will still be recognized as a Bible reference.
Searching within a Book
Once you load a specific book, you can perform a search constrained to the pages of just that book by using the search box in the right-hand sidebar. The search results are displayed differently here; you will see previews of the pages containing your search results, with your search term highlighted. The book will automatically jump to the most relevant page. Clicking on any of the search results will take you immediately to that page in the book. If you continue scrolling through the pages of the book, you will notice that any occurances of your search terms will be highlighted on the page.
When using the in-book search box, you can use the same advanced search syntax described above. The only difference here is that the only search field available is content. You may include other fields in your query if you wish, but they will not affect the search results.