Copyright-free Media

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Media Sources that offer Audio, Image, Video

  • Copyright Fair Use Public Domain and Creative Commons.” Accessed September 26, 2022.
  • Internet Archive building a digital library of Internet sites including webpages, books, images, audio, video
  • Openverse (formerly CC Search for Creative Commons Search)
    • free stock photos, images, and audio, available for free use.
    • all Openverse content is under a Creative Commons license or is in the public domain.
  • Pixabay Photos, Videos, Music, Sound effects.
    • royalty free images, illustrations, videos and music. All contents are released under the Pixabay License, which makes them safe to use without attribution – even for commercial purposes.
  • Videvo: Freemium stock video footage that also includes audio and sound effects.
  • Wikimedia Commons”
    • a media file repository making available public domain and freely licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone

Audio Sources

Image Sources

  • Google Image Search (see Google search article)
    • To do a search in Google for material only under Creative Commons licensing: Image Search > Settings >Advanced Search, and under “usage rights,” select “free to use or share”
  • Flickr Search under Any license, select “All creative commons”
  • Pexels · 1+ Million Royalty Free Images
  • Pixabay (listed above for images, videos and music)
  • In PowerPoint > On the Insert tab, in the Images group, click Pictures and then click Online Pictures. In the online pictures frame under the search box, select the checkbox for “Creative Commons only”

Digital Archive of Literacy Narratives”