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Finding Data

Use this guide to begin looking for data sets, repositories, and corpora for digital studies or other class assignments.

What is Data Visualization?

What is Data Visualization?

Data visualization is, simply,  the visual representation of data and information. Using images like graphs and maps data is transformed so that it is easy to understand and to consume. 

Why is Data Visualization Important?

Why is Data Visualization Important?

Data visualization is important because it helps viewers to analyze, process, and understand the information that is being presented. Charts and images and much easier for people to understand than text or number heavy datasets can be. In addition, data visualization can :

  • Identify areas that need further assessment
  • Hold the audience's attention longer
  • Show trends and connect dots
  • Easily identify outliers

Examples of Data Visualization

The Most Violent Cities

Created by Federica Fragapane​​​​​​

History of Life

Created by Juan Martinez

Tools and Resources