Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Mind Mapping the Declaration of Independence

Mind map  Declaration of Independence (2015). In Columbia University and P. Lagasse, The Columbia Ency-
clopedia. New York, NY: Columbia University Press. Retrieved from Credo
The Declaration of Independence, the formal declaration adopted on July 4, 1776 by representatives of the Thirteen Colonies in North America, announced the separation of those colonies from Great Britain and formed the United States.  Credo

Some of the databases accessible through the TWU Libraries, including Credo, offer a mind mapping feature to use with search terms/topics such as Declaration of Independence.  Mind mapping is the use of a diagram to illustrate information; it is useful for generating and visualizing ideas and has a long history of aiding brainstorming and problem solving.  Wikipedia

To try out Credo's mind mapping feature, access the Credo database via the TWU Libraries homepage/Databases A-Z list/C/Credo Reference (sign in using your Pioneer Portal username and password.)  Type Declaration of Independence in the search box and click the search button.  Under Topic Pages, click on Declaration of Independence.  In the upper right corner will be a box labeled Create a Mind Map for Declaration of Independence.  Click anywhere on the map, and your mind map will be generated.  On it you will notice important names associated with the Declaration; clicking on any one of them will generate a new mind map.  Repeat the process as many times as desired to generate a collection of associated words and phrases.

Questions?  Please contact us.  We are, as always, happy to assist you.

~Jimmie Lyn Harris

1 comment:

Susan Whitmer said...

Credo's mind mapping is a great research tool, I demonstrate it in the ENG 1023 library instruction classes.

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