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Visual Literacy

This guide will help you find information related to visual literacy, including articles, books, images, and more.

Books on Visual Literacy

Search Summon and the Library Catalogue to find ebooks and print books. 

This is a small selection of books on the topic of Visual Literacy in UBC Library holdings:

Subject Headings & Keywords

Listed below is a small selection of art subject headings that can be used for keyword searching in the UBC Library Catalogue.


Click on the links above or browse the UBC Catalogue for other subject headings. A visual example of how to get started is shown below.


Expanding your Search

To find more keywords / search terms, try using the following links to get more suggestions. Type a keyword into the search box and see what alternate or related terms they return to you. Then, try searching these new terms in Summon or the UBC Library Catalogue.

Books from Other Libraries

If UBC Library doesn't have the book you need, try ordering it through our Interlibrary Loan Service.

Visiting another university library?  Reciprocal Borrowing agreements may allow you to sign out books at that library.

These databases will expand your search beyond UBC Library: