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Here is a refresher on key definitions that will help in meeting the research requirements for the C490 Final Paper.
A mind map is an organic plan that does not require strict structure to help you take everything you know about a topic and put it onto a visual diagram in front of you. The information you might jot down can be what you already know about the topic through the news, social media, conversations with friends and colleagues, and previous classes you have taken. Mind maps are especially helpful to narrow down or mold your topic into something more specific (ex: "postpartum depression" to the "effectiveness of education programs in reducing postpartum depression").
Mind Maps can also help you think of useful keywords to type in the search bar when looking for articles on Google Scholar, library databases, etc. Keywords can be anything such as:
You can make a mind map on anything, like an online app (Word) or on a piece of paper, it doesn't have to look perfect!
Below are a few video tutorials and helpful guides for finding scholarly articles in our Library databases and on Google Scholar.
These guides and tutorials help you understand how library databases work and how to find scholarly articles in our most popular databases. For help using a database not listed here, feel free to contact the librarians! We can help you navigate these websites, or direct you to additional support tutorials from each library database.
Type the title of the article, an author's name, or keywords into the search box below to connect with resources available through the Library on Google Scholar.
Look for the “Find-text @ Erikson" link next to each result. You can then access the article via the Library's subscriptions.
Especially if you're conducting a search using Google Scholar or another search engine, use the SIFT method from Michael Caulfield to better analyze the article.
Watch this video on how to use the SIFT method when searching for sources online