One of our databases, Credo Reference, has a fantastic Concept Map search tool. It can help you visualize related concepts and find out more about a new topic.
To access it, do the following:
- Go to the library's homepage: www.tarleton.edu/library.
- Under Databases, click on the A-Z database list link.
- Under C-D, click on Credo Reference.
Once you're in the Credo Reference database, go to the top of your screen and click on Concept Map. Then type in your topic and click SEARCH.
|Click on Concept Map at the top of the page.|
For example, if you do a Concept Map search for the words organic food, you get the results below. Notice that the map is for "Organic", not "organic food."
|Credo Reference concept map search for "organic food."|
|Hover your cursor over one of the topics to get a definition and a link to more information.|
If you click on the Read more link, you'll be taken to the entry for "Organic Produce." This page includes a lengthy explanation of the topic, links to related topics, and links that allow you to save the entry as a PDF or to email it to yourself for further reference. At the bottom of the page is a citation helper.
Tip: The Concept Map search tool uses Flash. This means you will not be able to view it on Apple devices such as the iPod Touch and the iPad.