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Creative Commons Search Engine

Photo Sites

Google Images (click tools -> usage rights -> creative commons)



Wikimedia Commons

Flickr: The Commons

Smithsonian Galaxy of Images

Smithsonian Flickr PhotoStream

National Parks Service Imagebase

Everystockphoto - Search engine for free images.

Open Clip Art - Lots of free clip art.

Pics 4 Learning  - Free copyright friendly images for educational use.

List of Public Domain Image Resources - Even more copyright friendly sites

Copyright-Friendly Music and Sounds

ccMixter - Thousands of free sounds and music to download and use.

Piano Society - Classical piano music uploaded by users that is free to use.

YouTube Audio Library - Download background music for your video, completely free.

Jamendo - An independent music community with unlimited free streaming and downloading.

Free Music Archive - Many genres available as well as curated sounds to help you find what you need.

Melody Loops - Royalty free background music.

SoundBible - Free sound clips, sound bites and sound effects.

JamStudio - Create your own music online and download it.  Registration required.

Netlabels - Part of the Internet Archive.  The collection is completely free with catalogs of virtual record labels.

Partners in Rhyme - Some pay and some free content.  Also has effects, Midi and loops to use.

Moby Gratis - Created by the artist, Moby, Online application system, which registers you to use the site. 

Incompetech - Background music to download by Kevin MacLeod.

Sound Search Engine - Huge site for finding sound effects.

Classic Cat - Find classical music for video soundtracks.

Purple Planet - Lots of free full length songs to download and use.

Zap Splat - Free sound effects with a huge variety to choose from.

PD Sounds - Public Domain sound library.

Cylinder Preservation and Digitization Project - Mostly Public Domain songs from before 1924 that have been digitized .

Soungle - Royalty free sound effect search engine.


Library Guide adapted from Christopher Newport University