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Visual Literacy: Image & Media Resources

A guide to help you locate and cite images & media, and understand copyright & fair use.

Color Palettes

Image Research Help

Do you need help finding specific images in LUNA or on the Web but can't make it to the library to talk to the Visual Resources Librarian? Submit your question and our Visual Resources Librarian will get back to you, usually within 24 hours, Monday through Friday.

Faculty Digitization Requests

Faculty can submit requests to the Visual Resources Librarian at any time to have new images digitized locally and uploaded to LUNA to support their specific courses. If you would like more information about the faculty digitization request process, please contact the Visual Resources Librarian at

Image Databases

Luna Image Database

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

How to Save Metadata from LUNA

At this time, images exported from LUNA do not include the accompanying metadata. Metadata provides the information necessary for identification and citation of an image.

This guide gives recommended methods to enable you to save image metadata so you will be able to quickly and easily access this information for your research and studies.