Infographics may attract people with a catchy title or engaging look, but people stay for the data. Where do you go to find data to use? Today I’ll share five sources of data for infographics – a resource of U.S. information on climate, agriculture, science, health, and much more.

World Health Organization (WHO) – statistics and databases on a wide variety of health topics affecting people worldwide.

Internet Archive – an amazing collection of transcripts, books, music, software and websites. The collection includes CNN transcripts and the different design phases of websites.

Team Cymru – Internet security is a rising concern. This non-profit organization is a great resource of research, data, and graphs on internet security trends.

Google Public Data – Google has collections of large data sets that can be filtered to run graphical reports. The Consumer Price Index is just one of the sets that can be explored.

I hope you found these data collections to be a useful jumping off point. There are many more out there. I recommend starting with government or industry leading organizations with reliable or verifiable data and branching out from there.