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Research Process: A Step-By-Step Guide: Visual Literacy

A guide to help you through the steps of the research process. This guide is modeled after a guide created by the librarians at Johnson & Wales University.

Visual Literacy and Visual Resouces

Visual literacy is a set of abilities that enables an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media. Visual literacy skills equip a learner to understand and analyze the contextual, cultural, ethical, aesthetic, intellectual, and technical components involved in the production and use of visual materials. A visually literate student is both a critical consumer of visual media and a competent contributor to a body of shared knowledge and culture.

It is essential to use and cite images correctly when you include them in your research and writing. These tutorials will help you to find the images you are looking for and to use them correctly.

Luna Image Database

In addition to LUNA, the library has a curated list of image resources on our Digital Images page.

Visual Research Methodology Books

Visual Research Methodology Media