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Data Visualization



Tools and resources for visualizing data focusing on open access software and data sources

Visualizing Data

Presenting data in a visual way can help others to better understand its meaning. You can make a visualization that is as simple as a pie chart or a timeline, or you can use programming languages to create something multivariate, complex, and interactive. This guide provides links to resources that can help you to create your own visualization.

For assistance with your own data visualization projects, contact Data Services or Jiebei Luo, Data Services Librarian


Data Visualization takes many forms far from the classic graphs and charts. See sine historical examples below.

Look magazine, 1938

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Visualizing the O'Neill Library

A word cloud is one example of a data visualization. This word cloud was made using Wordle and the O'Neill Library's RSS Feed on November 30, 2011.


Barbara Mento, Data/GIS Librarian

Enid Karr, Biology, Earth and Environmental Science Lilbrarian

Science Interns: Amanda Tarbet, Xiaoyan Song