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Discover tools and tips for using infographics to visually display your research or assignments.

Some great "how to" ebooks from the Library's collection

Not artistic?  Do you break out in hives when you see the phrases "white space" and "font style"?  These books will help you understand a bit more about various design elements for infographics, and give you some ideas for your own project.

If these don't help, take a look at some of the examples presented in this guide.


Copyright considerations!

If your infographic includes images created by others, you need to ensure you are adhering to Canadian copyright law.  Refer to the following Copyright Guidelines for Students, from RRU's Copyright Office.  Pay particular attention to the section on "mash-ups".

Also refer to this page from RRU's Copyright Office:

Sources for statistics and data

If you're looking for data and/or statistics for your infographic, check out RRU Library's Statistics and Data guide.

If you can't find the information you're looking for there, contact a librarian for help sourcing data.

Other resources

Daily Infographic

From their website: "Every day we feature the best information design and data visualization from the internet. If you share our love for data-filled illustrations, you’ve come to the right place. We spend countless hours searching the web for the most interesting, stimulating, mind-blowing infographics. We then curate our findings and choose one infographic to publish every week-day." 

Information Is Beautiful

David McCandless' blog of beautiful infographics.

Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

Click on the image and hover your cursor over any element to see an example of a particular visualization style.

periodic table of visualization styles



  1. Creative Commons: Search engine for open source images, audio, and video.
  2. flickrCC: This section of Flickr offers images that are available under a Creative Commons license and also explains the different types of Creative Commons licenses.
  3. Google Images: While not all images on Google Images are Creative Commons licensed, it is possible to limit your search results to only images available under a Creative Commons license. To do so, run your search in the standard Google Image search bar and then on the results page, click on the "Tools" button just below the search box. Another drop down menu will appear with "Usage Rights" as an option.
  4. Multicolr Search Lab: This tool from TinEye allows you to search for Creative Commons-licensed images by colour.
  5. MorgueFile: As macabre as this sounds, it's merely a free photo archive.  No dead bodies here!
  6. Everypixel  A great  stock photo search engine online. It’s loaded with search options, totally free to use, and it crawls 50 of the top stock photo sites, bringing you all the best photos in one place.