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Finding & Using Images, Audio, and Video

Tips and resources for finding "copyright friendly" multi-media materials. Contains many links to sites with free Creative Commons and Public Domain media.


  • Materials found through these resources are not automatically "okay" to use
  • Some of these resources contain a mix of public domain and creative commons licensed materials
  • Always check the specific license before using and/or evaluate for Fair Use

Public Domain Videos

Public Domain Dedication Symbol             Public Domain Mark

Creative Commons Videos

Searching Creative Commons Videos in YouTube

YouTube is a great resource for finding Creative Commons videos; after you enter your search search, click "Filters" and then "Creative Commons" under "Features." Check YouTube's creative commons page for further information. 

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Guide content based on the Finding and Using Media guide from the J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library, Loyola University & the Copyright & Creative Commons, Free Images and Music guide from the Brisbane Grammar School Libraries.