Choosing Images & Multimedia

When choosing photos, clip art, sound files, videos, or any other visual or multimedia content online, be sure to begin with resources in the public domain; these are resources that are available to you without charge  — and without the risk of breaking copyright.

TOP TIPS:

  • Begin with the public domain search tools below.
  • Remember to provide a citation for photos, clip art, sound files, videos, or any other visual or multimedia content.  Use a citation tool from our library web site when creating a Reference List for a research essay;  for less formal creations, such as blogs, always provide the following information adjacent to the image/multimedia: title, creator name(s), URL, Creative Commons License information.

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Sound Effects & Music

Use the tabs at the top of the page to choose "Free music" or "Sound effects."

Portal to eight web sites for downloading royalty-free sound effects.

Images

Google Advanced Image Search -- select the "re-use" feature to select copyright-free images

Images & multimedia that you can use, share, and remix

EBSCO Image Search

High quality copyright free images for personal or commercial use.