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Data Visualization Services

Finding Data

Effective data visualization requires quality data be used. In many cases, your research will create or collect its own data. In some cases, you may wish to use data that has already been collected. 

Subject Specific Data and Statistics

The University Libraries' Research, Instruction, and Reference professionals have curated a significant collection of sources providing statistics and data sets for a variety of subject areas.

Open Data

Open data is data that is freely available for use or distribution by anyone. It is research data that:

  • Is freely available on the internet;
  • Permits any user to download, copy, analyze, re-process, pass to software or use for any other purpose; and
  • Is without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet

The University Libraries Digital Research Services units has created a guide where you can find a variety of open data sources as well as University Libraries-sponsored data sources.