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 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: