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What is an infographic?

Infographics use images to present information in an efficient and visually appealing way.


Infographic on women's eye health that uses pie charts and icons to share data

Women's Eye Health Infographic by National Institutes of Health, CC-BY-NC 2.0

Don't forget to cite!

Many of the infographics you will find online do not include references to their sources. However, as a student you are responsible for meeting the citation standards specified by your instructor. Please clarify with your instructor if they would like you cite in-text, if the reference list needs to appear at the bottom of the infographic, and what format should those citations take before submitting your work.

Resources to Help You Create an Infographic

Presenting your infographic

You submitted an abstract, got accepted, did the research and created the infographic and now you stand beside your work waiting for a visitor or adjudicator to ask you about your research.

Tips for answering questions about your infographic (graciously provided by Anne Scrimger)

  1. ​Listen to what the person is asking. Are they asking you for an overview, or do they have  a specific question? Listening is an important skill. If you don’t listen, you cannot answer the question correctly.
  2. Do you understand their question? If you’re not sure then clarify it repeating it back in a different way and look for affirmation from your visitor.
  3. Answer the question using a general three-point format: a) Introduction: Introduce yourself (by name) and what you studied and what motivated your research. b) Results: Describe the relevant results that help to answer the question that they asked. c) Conclusion: Explain how the results supports your case, state any missing pieces of information and describe any further research you intend to do that may add to the answer in the future.
  4. Ask the visitor if they would like to know more about anything you described and whether you answered their question.
  5. Think about your audience. Avoid jargon and acronyms unless you are sure the person knows the terminology.

Need assistance?

If you need assistance with your research project, please reach out to your subject librarian. They would be happy to help.

If you are not sure who to chat with, please contact Brian Jackson.