Using the Mind Map

The Mind Map is a visual search tool that displays the connections between Literati search results in a visual, interactive and easy-to-use format. It enables you to quickly find information when you don't know what to look for, when you need topic ideas for papers or research projects, or want to expand your knowledge of a given area.

The Mind Map may be viewed in Firefox, Chrome, Safari, and Internet Explorer. 

Mind Map

  1. Choose the "Mind Map" button beneath the search box.

  2. Type your search term

  3. Click the magnifying glass icon

  4. The map shows concepts and terms related to the center. The panel on the right shows entries related to the center, where you can explore the topic further. You may also click a related term to re-center the map and get a new list of entries related to that term.

Mind Map

      1. Click on any term in the map to re-center the search around that node, with new words populating the map in new directions.

      2. Mouse over a term to see a hover box that will display clickable reference content from your Credo title list.

      3. The terms that you've visited are saved in the Recent Mind Maps at the bottom of the Mind Map. Click on any term to return to that view of the map.