One of my favorite approaches to kicking off a research project is to type the "topic" and the word "infographic". This approach can help you get a lay of the land since infographics are data visualization tools that summarize a lot of data on one topic.
Recently a friend shared this blog which is filled with tons of infographics! In the classroom infographics have a lot of instructional value. For example, you can use an infographic as a lesson hook, require students to incorporate infographics in their research, students can evaluate the veracity of an infographic, and students can also learn how to create their own infographics.