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Stock Footage Resources
Stock Photos + Images in the Public Domain
A selection of over 850,000 free, high-resolution photographs. Includes curated collections and popular searches such as public domain images, creative commons images, and stock photos.
The images are free because only public domain or Creative Commons licensed photos that are allowed for commercial use are added on this site.
New Old Stock
Vintage photos are from the public archives, free of known copyright restrictions, and recapture history.
Best free stock photos in one place.
The Getty makes available, without charge, all available digital images to which the Getty holds the rights or that are in the public domain to be used for any purpose. No permission is required.
Videos + More!
We are one of the few websites out there that offer nothing but 100% completely free stock footage and motion graphics.
Videezy is the place to share your Free HD Stock Videos, b-roll, backgrounds, and other cool free video footage.
Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
What’s Public Domain?
pub·lic do·main (noun). The state of belonging or being available to the public as a whole, and therefore not subject to copyright.
Images may be used in digital format on websites, blog posts, social media, advertisements, film and television productions, web and mobile applications in printed materials such as magazines, newspapers, books, brochures, flyers, product packaging for decorative use in your home, office or any public place or personal use.
Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. Free from copyright restrictions.
Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos.
Over 50 million high-quality royalty-free stock images and high-definition footage at the best prices to fill all your creative needs.
Free Royalty Free Sound Effects by Partners In Rhyme You can use the sounds in Free Royalty Free Sound Effects section in your commercial projects.
The freeSFX.co.uk concept and site is totally the brainchild of Alan McKinney of McKinney Sound.
He made contact with many professional sound and music companies and individuals around the world to ask for free contributions to the site. Everyone who has contributed to the site has agreed to the freeSFX.co.uk license agreement and philosophy: these sounds are available for anyone to use in their productions.
SoundBible.com offers thousands of free sound effects, sound clips, and straight up sounds. These sounds can be used in a variety of sound projects including Video Sound Scores, Movie Scoring, Game Design, Powerpoint Presentations, Prank Calls, Sound Boards, and the list goes on. SoundBible.com is a great source for copyright free sounds.
BBC Sound Effects
These 16,016 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.
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Goldstein Library provides research consultations with Research Librarians who are interested in your topic and excited to help you research! We are prepared to help you find the information you need to be successful! Our specialization is helping artists and designers find the materials that they need for reference and research (images, books, journal articles, websites, videos, and more); helping you understand how you can use what you find ethically; and how to cite your sources.
Please note: All research consultations with Research Librarians will be taking place virtually via Zoom until further notice.