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Graphics, information and citation examples on this guide were taken from the Art Research guide of the University of California Irvine and are used with permission.

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Select visual literacy tools 

The following is an annotated list of resources located on the web. It was last updated March 10, 2011.

Tutorials, Instructional Guides, Syllabi, and more 

Digital Image Tutorial (Cornell)

This is tutorial that teaches you about the different aspects of digital imaging.

Focus on Visual Literacy (PBS)

This is a guide for teachers and students interested in finding articles related to the study of visual literacy.

LibGuides for Visual Literacy

This website provides access to other visual literacy guides similar to the one you are using right now.

LibVisual Studies Writing Guide (Duke)

This is a guide to writing papers related to visual images. It contains information about visual rhetoric and visual literacy. It also contains links to guides for writing about paintings, film, photography, and other subjects.


This is a wiki on the subject of visual literacy.