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Copyright Friendly

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

Wikimedia 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

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.

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

Sound Search Engine - Huge site for finding sound effects.

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

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

YouTube Creative Commons Search - Search > Filter > Creative Commons

List of Films in Public Domain

Internet Archive

U.S. Gov on YouTube

NASA Video Gallery - Space videos!


Library Guide adapted from Christopher Newport University