Using the Online Search Engine
- The GodRules.NET internet database enables you to quickly search our available books and obtain optimal search results. I installed the online search engine to make finding various book topics and passages an easier task. Many options are available to define what type of search you want. You can choose to match any or all of your query, or utilize boolean operators with your query. Also, You have the option to search one or all of books per search. If you go to the main search page on GodRules.NET, you even get to choose the amount of results per page, how the results are sorted, and if they are long or short output format.
- Two primary search methods have been established. The first method is searching by book chapter or book section. With this method, you can find the chapter/section of your choosing by providing the citation. For example, "John 3" or "Bk 3 Ch 4" or "Sermon 20" are good citations. The second method is searching a given topic word. For example, "love joy" or "God Justice" are good topic word phrases.
- Simply put, the options any, all, or boolean are just what they sound like. The option "any" tells the search engine to find matching documents to any of the words you submitted. For example, "Lord Jesus Christ" would find matching documents that contained any one of the query words. The option "all" asks the search engine to match documents that contain all the words submitted. "Boolean" on the otherhand, allows for operators to be within the search phrase. For instance, "patience and endurance not joy" would match any document that contained both patience and endurance, except for when it had the word joy in it.
- Forty five books can be searched using GodRules.NET's multi-search engine. You can either search them all or one book at a time. If you are interested in some quick information on a given topic, I would suggest that you search them all at once. You tend to get much more output, and it allows you to see what many authors think, instead of just one. Of course, the Bible is the only book we really need, but we as human beings tend to impress our own viewpoint onto what scripture is saying, so it is good idea to see what others think. If you are interested in narrowing your search, using one book at a time is a good option.
- Above I mentioned that the main search page includes even more options. One of these extra options is that the results can be displayed 10, 20, 25, 50, or 100 matches per page. You can also choose how your results will be displayed. The main choices are score, time, or title. Score is the default that is used when the option is not offered. It displays the best matches first. Time displays the matches in accordance to the date in which it was last revised. Title outputs the results so they are in alphabetical order, using the title.
- When searching one or more books, keep in mind that each book is subdivided into either chapters or sections. This means that if you are looking for a certain specific portion of text(i.e.~ a specific verse or quote), you should enter keywords that are found within the chapter that contains it. This way you don't have to limit your search to words found only within the phrase your trying to find, you can also use keywords around the phrase located within the same chapter. This method will give you much greater accuracy for a given search query.