We’ve mentioned mind maps before on this blog and still find them a useful tool. We’ve recently come across this rather useful blog post which covers using mind mapping software for academic writing:
Although it’s aimed at using them for teaching, it has lots of great ideas to mine whether you’re new to mind maps or being using them for years.
Don’t forget that you can access Inspiration software via the University network. Use it in map mode for Tony Buzan looking maps or use it diagram mode for more freeform designs. You can also easily generate outlines if you’re working on a larger project.
You’ll be unsurprised to find we have books on the subject if you want to explore further. Just search for Buzan or “mind map” on the Library Catalogue.
If you want more on the pedagogy of using mind maps, just search our Discovery tool (on the Library home pages for “mind maps” and use the Refine tool on the left to limit to Academic Journals – though you might still want to add some further keywords or be rather overwhelmed.