TSEM102: Information Visualization: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Communicating Information (VINCENTI)

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Gale Virtual Reference Library (selected titles) more information

Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to encyclopedias covering education, law, world biography, business, economics, other cultures, and public health.

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Sage Knowledge more information

Sage eReference is a searchable collection of over 60 encyclopedias and reference works covering a variety of subjects.

Encyclopedia of Information Systems more information

This 4-volume encyclopedia contains over 200 comprehensive entries on topics related to information systems. Each entry begins with a glossary and ends with a list of  references for further reading. The entries are supplemented by charts and graphs illustrating important concepts in information systems.

Major subject areas covered by the encyclopedia include the application of information systems to other disciplines/professions, artificial intelligence, hardware and software, management support systems, and systems analysis and design.

Encyclopedia of Geographic Information Science more information

Geographic information science focuses on the collection, modeling, management, display, and interpretation of geographic data. This Encyclopedia provides background information on subtopics in this field.

Handbook of Human-Computer Interaction more information

From the publisher - This handbook is concerned with principles for design of the Human-Computer Interface... [and] is intended to summarize the research and provide recommendations for how the information can be used by designers of computer systems... and may also be used as a reference for teaching and research.

Exploring Geovisualization more information

From the publisher - Geovisualization is an emerging domain that draws upon disciplines such as computer science, human-computer interaction design, cognitive sciences, graphical statistics, data visualization, information visualization, geographic information science and cartography to discuss, develop and evaluate interactive cartography.... The thirty-six chapters [in this book] present summaries of work undertaken, case studies focused on new methods and their application, system descriptions, tests of their implementation, plans for collaboration and reflections on experiences of using and developing geovisualization techniques.

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ACM Digital Library more information

Be sure to use the Advanced Search.  There is also a Guide to the Computing Literature, which will allow you to browse for articles by subject, rather than having to search.

ScienceDirect more information

This database covers many areas of the sciences, including computer science.  On the main search screen, select 'Computer Science' from the 'Subject' field to limit your search.  Many articles will be available as PDFs.  If it isn't, click the article title, and then click the yellow Find It button to see if full-text is available in another database.

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Books about information and data visualization more information

This is a list of books you can find at Cook Library about information and data visualizations. Make sure you click on the title and check the status to confirm that it is still on the shelf!

ebrary Academic Complete more information

This database contains a large number of ebooks on various topics in computer science, information systems, and technology. Searches can be performed at either the title level or the chapter level. The full text of all books are available and searchable.  Try a simple search for 'information visualization' to see what is available.

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Cook Library Approved Website Search Engine more information

Search high quality resources on the web using the Library's Custom Search Engine.

Information is Beautiful more information

 Web site and blog for David McCandless, a London-based author, writer and designer.

Many Eyes more information

This site is set up to allow the entire internet community to upload data, visualize it, and talk about their discoveries with other people.

information aesthetics more information

Inspired by Lev Manovich's definition of "information aesthetics", this weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways.

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Data.gov more information

Central clearinghouse for public sector datat sets in environmental science, health and social sciences.

census.gov more information

The leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

pachube.com more information

Pachube ("patch-bay") connects people to devices, applications, and the Internet of Things. As a web-based service built to manage the world's real-time data, Pachube gives people the power to share, collaborate, and make use of information generated from the world around them.

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Style Guides for Citing Sources more information

This  web page lists the major styles, including APA, with instructions and examples on compiling citations for different types of material and format, including print and electronic sources using these style guides. 

Hacker Research and Documentation Online: APA Style more information

APA style guidelines based on Research and Documentation in the Electronic Age (5th ed), by Diana Hacker and Barbara Fister.

OWL: Avoiding Plagiarism more information

Use this site to learn more about plagiarism, including tips on how to detect and avoid it.

Purdue's Online Writing Lab for APA style more information

This is a great reference to use when putting together your citations.  Remember, the final authority for your citations is your professor.

TSEM102: Information Visualization: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Communicating Information (VINCENTI) / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: February 24, 2014