Whenever you select a concept (topic, keyword, or "bubble") on your map, you'll get several suggested resources from the web, AI, and our internal database, that might be worth browsing through and researching.
You'll find the resource suggestions in the "Concept detail," a sidebar on the right. They come from several different sources:
- our internal database which includes
- definitions extracted from Wikipedia
- notes shared by others from the community
- your own notes saved on the concept in other maps you created
- top web results (we use Bing API to get them)
- recent web results (appeared during the last month)
- research papers (retrieved through Semanticscholar.org, similar to Google Scholar)
- AI generated texts - might include made-up information, but are a great source of inspiration and a way to speed up your writing
You can switch the various sources on and off as needed using the small filter icon above the list of results.
Get more resources
If you are doing deeper research, might be good to load more resources using the Show suggestions or More suggestions button at the bottom of the results.
Adding your own notes
You can also always add your own notes.
Pinning suggested resources as notes
If you like any of the suggested resources, pin them, so that you may use them later. You will find all your pinned notes above the suggested ones when you select a concept. A little orange label in the corner of the concept shows how many notes are pinned.
Btw, if you share the map with someone else, they will also see these pinned notes.
Watch this video to see how it all works:
Quick tip: you don't have to leave ContextMinds to google something.
Just create a new concept named with what you would type in the search bar and then look at the suggestions from web.