concept maps, network diagrams, relationships, links, interconnectedness, connections
Presenting ideas in the form of a concept map or network diagram is a good way to show relationships and the interconnectedness of items.
One way this could be used is to show the way that academic texts interrelate. E.g.
students show particular types of relationships between academic texts (using different colours and/or arrows for each type):
Some tools available to do this include:
See a comparison of some of these free tools: http://www.maketecheasier.com/5-best-free-alternatives-to-microsoft-visio/