Research Tip - Use Credo Mindmaps

Published Jan. 8, 2016

When you're researching a new subject and you're in a hurry, there is an alternative to Wikipedia.  (An alternative that, unlike Wikipedia, your instructor will love.) Try Credo's new Mindmaps.  You can find Credo at that link or on the RTC Database page.

Credo is a collection of over 600 dictionaries and encyclopedias.  Its Mindmap function allows you to type in a word and get useful encyclopedia entries, plus a map of terms that are related to it. So if you typed in "Child development" you would get a list of encyclopedia articles on child development and also a list of related concepts, like "Developmental stages" and "early childhood education" and "Piaget". If you liked one of those terms better, you could click on it and get encyclopedia entries on that term.

Credo offers a short online video on how to use Mindmaps or If you'd like an in-person demonstration, visit RTC Library.