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Creating Infographics. FDNT 213. Life Cycle Nutrition: Home

What is an infographic? Why should I care?

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. Basically, they are a collection of pictures and numbers that present complex information quickly and effectively. They are easy to create with products such as Piktochart

Tips for Making Infographics

Pick a topic

Do some research! The library can help you find reliable sources.

Develop a thesis/argument.

Think about how you can make your argument in images and data.

Carefully select a color scheme.

Carefully select your font.

Make sure your conclusion is simple and clear

 

Get Help from the Library

IUP Libraries provides resources, equipment, and services that can help you create your  infographics. To get assistance, you can drop by the reference desk, call us at 724-357-3006, text us a question at 724-401-1984  or email us a question at http://answers.lib.iup.edu/

How to Create an Infographic

Where do I find Information for my Infographic?

Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/

Cochrane Library http://proxy-iup.klnpa.org/login?url=http://www.cochranelibrary.com/ (on-campus only or vpn)

Institute of Medicine http://iom.nationalacademies.org/

HealthyPeople 2020 http://www.healthypeople.gov/

US Dietary Guidelines 2015-2020 http://health.gov/dietaryguidelines/2015/guidelines/

Lifecycle Nutrition:  https://fnic.nal.usda.gov/lifecycle-nutrition

Pennsylvania Department of Health. www.health.pa.gov/

World Health Organization http://www.who.int/en/

Evidence Analysis Library (requires membership)  https://www.andeal.org/ 

Science Direct  to search the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (direct url  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/22122672)

Subject Guide

Library Databases

Nutrition Care Manual  http://nutritioncaremanual.org/indianau

Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics http://www.andjrnl.org/

Telling Your Story with Data