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WVS201: World View 2: Infographics

Research Tips: Non-scholarly sources/stats

For statistics & non-scholarly sources:

Do Advanced Google searching. Suggested keywords:

Career sustainability site:.org

(Example: Aviation sustainability site:.org)

Career sustainability statistics site:.org

(Example: Aviation sustainability statistics site:.org)

Research Tips: Scholarly Sources

For scholarly sources, search in Academic Search Premier database. Use the checkbox limiter to see only scholarly (peer-reviewed) academic journal results.

Things to Consider

  • Consider the audience. What speaks to them?
  • Tell a truthful story. Many infographics are one-sided. Don't be afraid to share information that might be contradictory. There is a very fine line between editing and censorship.
  • Determine a narrow focus. A specific research question can help you & it would be smart to include on your graphic. Don't try to include everything about your topic, only what's relevant to your narrow topic.
  • Keep it simple. Less is usually more. Too much text or a busy image will be distracting rather than attracting.
  • Cite your sources, both of images and information.

Free tools for creating infographics

Creating a free account required. Some tools have extra options if you use your UD email address.

Samples to Evaluate

Infographic 1:

What do you relate most to Earth Day?

Source: http://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/b805aa6274a78da7f802ed4f75d9674fa7978a60/c=1-0-639-480&r=x513&c=680x510/local/-/media/2015/04/21/USATODAY/USATODAY/635652266619018344-a-earthday-SN-online-640x480.jpg

Infographic 2:

Source: https://upsblog.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/ups_sustainability_infographic_blog.jpg

 

Infographic 3:

Source: The Belltower, October 2015 issue. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6EA2lahaVw5MFk1UDNpMmJieHM/view?pli=1

Infographic 4:

Source: http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@fc/documents/image/~extract/UCM_467594~1~staticrendition/ginormous.jpg

Infographic 5:

Source: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ocean/earthday-infographic-large.jpg