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Using Charts Effectively

This guide is a general overview of creating and using charts including best practices in chart design.

How Can I Learn More?

The Mardigian Library has online and print resources that will give you further guidance on creating and using charts, as well as the broader subject of data visualization. We have also listed helpful Internet sites and blogs.

Print Books

Steele, J. and Iliinsky, N., eds. (2010). Beautiful visualization: looking at data through the eyes of experts. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly Media, Inc. (4th floor Mardigian Library: TK 7882 .I6 B427 2010)





Kirk, A. (2012). Data Visualization: a Successful Design Process. Packt Publishing Limited.





Alexander, M. and Diamond, S. (2014). Data visualization for dummies. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 





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Internet Sites


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