Although the Map & Data Library is physically closed, we are still available remotely and happy to help. We can conduct consultations using online teleconferencing software. Please feel free to contact us at mdl@library.utoronto.ca or use our help form. We have a number of tutorials available, are still supplying software licenses, and have compiled a list of resources for working with COVID-19 data.

Please note that our computer lab is also accessible for use through remote access. See this link for more information.

COVID-19: Updates on library services and operations

Understanding Visualizations

Sometimes you may encounter a visualization that you do not understand. You might just not be familiar with that type of visualization, often because different disciplines have their "go-to" types of visualizations that work well with their data.

Or perhaps you haven't dealt with charts and graphs a lot before. You may need to work on developing your data visualization literacy here or here.

Check out these links to help you make sense of what you find: