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Information Skills - Planning Your Research

What Are the Advantages?

  • Allows flexibility and creativity
  • Free flowing, visual representation of your ideas
  • Can help narrow down your topic by focusing and developing a single branch from the broad topic
  • Can be adapted and revised as you do more research

What Does It Look Like?

The video below was created by Penn State University Libraries to explain the process of concept mapping for a research paper.