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More Than A Pretty Picture: Visual Literacy: Additional Resources

This guide will enable an individual to effectively find, interpret, evaluate, use, and create images and visual media.

Data Bases

Moving Image Archive: Internet Archive This library contains digital movies uploaded by Archive users which range from classic full-length films, to daily alternative news broadcasts, to cartoons and concerts. 

ARTstor | The Artstor Digital Library features an unparalleled range of images from some of the worlds leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository. Artstor facilitates research and education in numerous disciplines, including art and visual studies, architecture, religion, anthropology and archaeology, global studies, fashion and costume, classics, world history, and more.

Government Resources

Digital Collections- Library of Congress  Over 5 million items from the Library of Congress. Guidelines for citing and reproducing images are also included.

Images : U.S. National Archives | Selected images from the National Archives and Records Administration

U.S. Presidential Libraries 14 presidential libraries with links to corresponding digital archives

Digital Library - Smithsonian Libraries | A selection of book illustrations, photos, drawings, and other images from across the Libraries. 

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