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 Visual Studies Guide

A guide to Visual Studies

Introduction

The following selection of websites provide images and information about those images for use in your research projects. Please remember that when you use an image in your work, you always need to cite your source. Images are just like any other resource--they were created by someone who deserves credit for their work. 

General Image collections

Government Resources for Science Images and Video

Astronomy: 

Biology:

Public Health: 

Medical History

Science.gov images:

  • Science.gov To search for images, be sure to select "multimedia" on the advanced search page. 

Creating Graphics & Visualizing Data

The following are free, online tools for creating visualization materials: 

  • Cacoo: From flowcharts to wireframes: a tool for every diagram. 
  • D3 Data-Driven Documents: D3 helps you bring data to life using HTML, SVG, and CSS. 
  • dygraphs: an open source JavaScript charting library. 
  • Knight Lab Projects: a variety of tools to choose from, including Juxtapose, Scene, Soundcite, Storyline, StoryMap, and Timeline. 

Films