How to use Verbum for Apologetics (pt. 3)

Here’s the third installment of our weekly Easter Apologetics video training series featuring Dave Armstrong. Remember, until Pentecost we are offering 15% off all of our base packages with the coupon code VerbumEaster2013. Watch the video below for some great tips on organizing your apologetics study session!

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EDIT: As one user has mentioned, it’s important to put quotes around an author name if searching for one specific author.

Searching author:Dave Armstrong actually searches for both “Dave” and “Armstrong”. Make sure that if you just want to look up a single author you type either author:”first name Last name” or author:”last name, first name“.


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  • I like your videos, but you really shouldn’t teach people to use rules like ‘author:dave armstrong’. It happens to currently work with that particular author, but if you’d try it with ‘author:john calvin’ in my library, you’d end up with 12 books, only 4 of which were actually written by John Calvin.

    That’s because ‘author:john calvin’ actually equals ‘author:john AND calvin’, which means ‘johnson’ will do as well as (any) ‘john’, and ‘calvin’ can be anywhere in the metadata, not just the author field (in this case 5 books have ‘Calvin[ism]’ in the title, 1 additional one has him as a subject, while 2 only mention him in the info panel).

    The correct way to type that rule is ‘author:”dave armstrong”‘ or ‘author:”armstrong, dave”‘, with quotes, but with or without capital letters (I’m generally too lazy to use them).

    • Thanks fgh; I indeed forgot to put the quotes around the author name. I’ll make an addendum in this post.

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