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The links on this page are to media that may be used in educational projects. If posting to the web make sure to check the licensing notice for the media. You may need to contact the creator.

Cite or attribute the creator of any media you use unless otherwise noted.

(Some are not copyright free.
We do not have all listed under subscriptions available at PHS)

Creative Commons Search
A multimedia search tool that searches across Google,
FlickR, Yahoo!, BlipTV, SpinXpress, and OWL Music Search, allowing searchers to specify a search for media to use to modify or for commercial purposes (make sure to check or uncheck the appropriate box).

Some  additional favorites: Flickr Creative Commons,

Wikimedia Commons, Morgue File,

Image Base (free stock photography), Pixabay

Free Play Music - search by style or feel.
Purple-Planet - search for music by genre.
Free Music Archive - search by genre
SoundGator - for common sounds e.g. bark, doorbell, etc.
and a couple of other royalty free sites:
Incompetch Music
Killer Tracks - this professional sound site requires a login and password.  Thanks to digital media we have one.  Ask at the library if you would like login information.

Discovery Education - Use for video and images. Includes MLA citations. Check with the library for student username and password.

Partners in Rhyme - Some free ambient video loops

Stock Footage for Free - Only catch is you must create an account.

The Moving Image Archive - 1.7 million video clips, keyword searchable.

Public Domain Review - images, audio & film