Welcome to Glinkr Before You Start: Instruction Sessions: University of Mississippi Libraries How do you start a research project? You have to choose a topic, narrow your topic and come up with the key words you’ll need to search for books and articles on your topic…and this is before you even start research and writing! Here are some free online tools to help you through the process. Brainstorming bubbl.us provides you with a fun way to map and visualize your topic. KwMap claims to be a “Keyword Map for the Whole Internet”! The Wonder Wheel is a visual concept map in Google. ATTN:To use the Wonder Wheel, first disable Google Instant--see Where did Google's Wonder Wheel Go? To use Wonder Wheel, perform a regular search in Google (link above). Click around and find out more about a specific topic. VisuWords is an online graphical dictionary. Copyright © 2012 The University of Mississippi.
FreeMind As with other mind mapping software packages, FreeMind allows the user to edit a hierarchical set of ideas around a central concept. The non-linear approach assists in brainstorming new outlines and projects as ideas are added around the mind map. As a Java application, FreeMind is portable across multiple platforms and retains the same user interface, causing some amount of variation from the common interface on each platform. Mac users may notice the most difference from their traditional user interface, but a MacWorld reviewer says the software's features should still appeal to the segment of users who accept function over form. FreeMind was a finalist for Best Project in SourceForge.net's Community Choice Awards for 2008, which featured Open Source software projects. Features FreeMind's most significant features are as follows: Forks See also References External links
Online Brainstormen und Entscheiden. Einfach und kostenlos | tricider Finde die beste Lösung. Mit Freunden, Kollegen oder Kunden. Eine Feedback-Runde mit Kunden oder die Entscheidung über das neue Logo. tricider ist die einfachste Art, alle Meinungen und Ideen zusammenzubringen und übersichtlich darzustellen. Brainstorming mit Ergebnis. So macht das Abstimmen für die beste Lösung sogar Spaß. Kostenlos und ohne Registrierung. Spare Zeit und Nerven tricider ist kinderleicht zu bedienen. Brainstorming ohne Grenzen Ein kurzes Brainstorming zum nächsten Teamevent oder eine Abstimmung über das neue Logo: tricider bietet für jede Art von kreativer Meinungsfindung die perfekte Struktur. Das sagen andere
FreeMind Idea Management - Innovation Management - Crowdsourcing - Suggestion Box - Customer Feedback If I upgrade, will I lose my data? You can upgrade your IdeaScale account at any time – you won’t lose any of your ideas, comments, or users. How does the 30 day guarantee work? Sign up today. If you aren’t completely satisfied after 30 days, we’ll extend a refund. Does IdeaScale support widgets? Yes! What types of payment types do you accept? We accept all major credit cards for our annual license. Is there a commitment? There is no commitment – you an cancel your IdeaScale subscription at any time. Is it possible to create private communities? Want a closed community restricted to only your organization? Can I export out the ideas if I cancel? All your idea and user data can be exported out to a simple Excel or CSV spreadsheet at any point in time. Is my data secure? All your data is stored in our secure data center and is owned only by you – we never share your private information.
Mindomo Mindomo is an online mind map Software where users can create, view and share mind maps in their browser. Mindomo is offering the basic services for free, while charging for advanced features. Unregistered users can view the mind maps, while registered users are permitted to create and share mind maps. The free version limits the number of private maps to three and disables some special features like spell checking. Mindomo was first available in February 2007. Mindomo also has a desktop version based on the Adobe Air runtime. See also References External links
Zoho Office Suite The Zoho Office Suite is a Web-based online office suite containing word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, note-taking, wikis, customer relationship management (CRM), project management, invoicing, and other applications developed by ZOHO Corporation (formerly AdventNet Inc.), a US-based company. It was launched in 2005 with a web-based word processor. Additional products such as spreadsheets and presentations, were incorporated later into Zoho. Zoho applications are distributed as software as a service (SaaS). Features Zoho uses an open application programming interface for its Writer, Sheet, Show, Creator, Meeting, and Planner products. It also has plugins into Microsoft Word and Excel, an OpenOffice.org plugin, and a plugin for Firefox. Components Zoho Writer Zoho Sheet Sheet is the spreadsheet application in the suite. Zoho Reports Zoho Show Zoho Projects Zoho BugTracker Zoho CRM 
Cytoscape: An Open Source Platform for Complex Network Analysis and Visualization DebateGraph DebateGraph is an award-winning, web-platform for visualizing and sharing networks of thought – and opening reasoning and action to collaborative learning and iterative improvement.Create your own maps and explore and contribute to maps created by amongst others: CNN, the White House, the UK Prime Minister's Office, The Independent, and the Foreign Office. DebateGraph is being used in over 100 countries and helping people reason and learn together more effectively in many different fields, including: education, health, governance, media, publishing, environment, conflict resolution, conferences, group facilitation, and public consultation and planning.There's no limit to the number of people who can collaborate on maps, and you are welcome to start building and sharing public and private maps on any topic now. Copyright © 2014 Thoughtgraph Ltd.
Debategraph Debategraph is a web-based, collaborative idea visualization tool, focusing on complex public policy issues. It has been used by the White House, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Amanpour series on CNN, and The Independent newspaper and was named as one of the Best Websites for Teaching and Learning by the American Association of School Librarians in 2010. Debategraph is a social venture operating under a CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. History See also References External links Mind42 - Free, Fast and Simple online mind mapping Mind Mapping Software - Create Mind Maps online