One way to implement a Mind Map in your research process is to use the map to state what you already know about a particular topic. The map can then help you identify the gaps in your knowledge. You can also use Mind Maps to plan a literature search – using images as well as search terms could help stimulate other alternative terms or synonyms. If you annotate the Mind Map as your search progresses you will be able to see how you achieved your end result. Details on this application of Mind Maps can be found in Sheila Webber’s paper.