Mindmaps can be used to brainstorm ideas for your project and / or record information as you do your research. It is a bit like drawing a map of how your brain is thinking about a topic. You can use colours, pictures, shapes... anything you like to help you organise and connect your information. Lines help you to connect, group or cluster information that goes together. You can draw these maps on paper or you can use some really cool Web 2.0 tools and iPad Apps to create your maps. Mindmaps are also a great revision tool when you are studying for tests and exams.
Why not try some of the resources below.