Answered By: Keeley L'Esperance
Last Updated: May 26, 2015     Views: 503


If you're looking for more information on balloon diagrams (sometimes also referred to as concept maps), you can start by searching the library catalog for information on the topic. Broadening your search to "study skills" will return resources for study skills in general, including many electronic books. Clicking the "e-book" box under format will limit the results to just e-books. There are a number of study skills books that discuss concept mapping.

If you're ready to get started on creating your balloon diagram, there are several software programs to get you started. Here is a list of some popular ones:


1.      Click the Create Account button to start your FREE concept mapping account

2.      Click through the prompts after filling in your registration information

3.      Click the Make New Popplet button to get started


Credo Reference can be used to give you some ideas for what to put in your concept map (balloon diagram):

Credo Reference Concept Map: To find this map

1.      Navigate to

2.      Click on the Database List:

3.      Locate and click the Credo Reference database from the alphabetical list

4.      Log in with your student username and password

5.      Click the Concept Map tab just above the search box

Enter your topic keywords and click


Mindomo . This is a mind-mapping software program that can be used by individuals or a team. There is a basic service that is available for free if you create an account.

1. Click the "sign up" button to create an account. An activation link will be sent to your email.

2. Once you click the link, you will be ready to start. Simply click the "create" button in the top left corner of the screen to create your new mind map!

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