A mind map is the visualization of a subject and its related concepts. For example, if you were going to write a paper on Fashion History, you would need to narrow it down. Using a mind map, you could visualize it's sub-topics until you found a good fit. These sub-topics can serve as a good starting point for your keyword searches.
There are several free tools online for creating a mind map, but sometimes it is easiest to use pen and paper!
Google Scholar is Google's academic search engine that searches across scholarly literature. It has extensive coverage, retrieving information from:
Google Scholar can be a good place to start a search, helping to:
In the Settings menu on the left hand side, click on Library Links.
From here, search for Phillips Library and check and save all relevant options.
When you find a relevant article, Google Scholar will link to additional articles via:
Related articles: A list of similar articles and resources.
Cited by: A list of publications citing that article.
Both these links are available under every search result.
Google Scholar Library allows you to save and organize your own collection of articles within Scholar.
Use operators to refine your search terms. Google Scholar also supports most of the advanced operators in Google web search:
Can't find something? Try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
Students, faculty, and staff at Mount St. Mary's University may use our Interlibrary Loan service to request books and articles from other libraries. A valid Mount Login ID and password are required.
Interlibrary Loan requests may be submitted using this request form.
If you have questions about the ILL process, contact Emily Holland
Please see the Phillips Library's Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy below: