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Mind Mapping For Dummies by Tony Buzan, Florian Rustler

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Managing scientific work with Mind Maps

Knowledge management is also useful for scientific activities. If you’re writing a scientific paper, then you need access to a large number of specialist articles and other sources for quotations to be included in your work.

Mind Mapping can be used profitably here too.

Example: Preparing a scientific paper

Figure 15-3 shows how a scientific paper can be organised (you can see this Mind Map in another context in Chapter 13). For the sake of clarity I present the Mind Map in reduced form. A lot of branches link to my notes on the scientific articles I’ve consulted for the job. With just one click I can call up the source concerned and work through over 50 different items that have influenced my paper.

Figure 15-3: Organising a scientific paper.

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Example: Displaying Mind Maps in the web browser

A useful way of providing other people with Mind Maps for knowledge management is offered by the website export function of the MindManager software package. Using this, you can export a MindManager file as a clickable image map. This means that a Mind Map is exported as an image file and integrated into an HTML file. The name image file refers to the fact that hyperlinks integrated into the Mind Map can be activated in the web browser.

This makes it possible to display several connected Mind Maps in the web browser and link them together. They can then ...

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