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Browse our list of files, streams, channels, sites, and other spaces where you can access information and free resources to use in your project.
Loops, Sounds, and Music
- Freesound. A collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds
- Article on websites for downloading free sound effects
Historic speeches and famous words
Archival and News Footage
Images (contemporary and Archival stock)
Some Notes about Copyright
- Familiarize yourself with the types of rights restrictions on the types of media you are using.
- Learn to recognize the Creative Commons symbols, to make your collecting easier:
- Since you are building upon, or modifying, the original work, you want to look for licenses that allow derivative works, identified by this symbol. Since this is a non-commercial project, you can use media licensed for both non-commercial and commercial uses. Many CC licenses require attribution, so be sure to give credit somewhere in your final piece.
- Since this is a non-commercial project, you can use media licensed for non-commercial uses .
- All CC licenses require attribution, so be sure to give credit somewhere in your final piece.
- When using images from social sharing sites, be sure to check the usage restrictions.
- Using the Creative Commons search filters can help surface images that can be used for non-commercial use.
- Just because an image is available on a US Government Web Site, like LOC.gov, does not mean it is in the public domain.
- Check copyright information for the separate items as you go.
- The music provided on this site is a primary source, too, and is distributed using a limited license. Read more about what you can and cannot do with the tracks on our using the music page.