Handbook of Gemmology

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1. Familiarize yourself with the table of contents and the index. Remember all the chapter headings, sub-headings and the entire index are now hyperlinked, so too are the colour plates.

2. Use the bookmarks function. These can be colour coded to make it easier to find certain areas and you also have the ability to name the bookmarks. You may also want to consider inserting a bookmark at the start of the table of contents.

3. Post-its are also another handy way to highlight certain key areas.

4. Try to use more specific terms in the ‘Search’ function. If you enter ‘Diamond’, the number of references will be very large whereas if you type in CVD diamond, the references will be more defined.

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