Search is simple: just type whatever comes to mind in the search box, hit Enter or click on the Search button, and the system will search the books for pages that are relevant to your query.

Most of the time you'll find exactly what you were looking for with just a basic query. However the following tips can help you refine your technique to make the most of your searches. Throughout the article, we'll use square brackets [ ] to signal queries, so [ black and white ] is one query, while [ black ] and [ white ] are two.

Every word matters.

Generally, all the words you put in the query will be used. There are some exceptions.

Case sensitivity

Search is always case insensitive. Searching for [ jesus ] is the same as searching for [ JESUS ].

Phrase search ("")

By putting double quotes around a set of words, you are telling the Search to consider the exact words in that exact order without any change.

Terms you want to exclude (-)

Attaching a minus sign immediately before a word indicates that you do not want pages that contain this word to appear in your results. The minus sign should appear immediately before the word and should be preceded with a space. For example, in the query [ jesus-christ ], the minus sign is used as a hyphen and will not be interpreted as an exclusion symbol; whereas the query [ jesus-christ -satan ] will search for the words 'jesus-christ' but exclude references to satan. You can exclude as many words as you want by using the - sign in front of all of them, for example [ jesus -satan -hell ].

Search within a specific region (:)

The search allows you to specify that your search results must come from a given region. For example, the query [ john :revelation ] will return pages about John but only from the New Revelation.

To find pages about Jesus but only from the New Bible type the following: