Free Use Media: Audio, Video, Images


ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes. Our community-built collections comprise contributions from outstanding museums, photographers, libraries, scholars, photo archives, and artists and artists' estates.

Catalog of Art Museum Images Online is a growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times, and covering the complete range of expressive forms.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Public Health Image Library (PHIL)
Much of the information critical to the communication of public health messages is pictorial rather than text-based. Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC's pictures. We welcome public health professionals, the media, laboratory scientists, educators, students, and the worldwide public to use this material for reference, teaching, presentation, and public health messages. The content is organized into hierarchical categories of people, places, and science, and is presented as single images, image sets, and multimedia files.

Google Image Search
Google Image Search searches images that are tagged for reuse.

NASA Images
NASA Images was created through a partnership between NASA and the Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library based in San Francisco, to bring public access to NASA's image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable resource. The site contains everything from classic photos to educational programming and HD video, and is growing all the time as we continue to gain both new and archived media from all of NASA's centers. Through the development of we hope to promote education and facilitate scholarship in the math and sciences at all levels, and to build general interest and exCTLment around space exploration, aeronautics, and astronomy.

Science.Gov Images is a gateway to government science information and research results. Currently in its fifth generation, provides a search of over 42 scientific databases and 200 million pages of science information with just one query, and is a gateway to over 2000 scientific Websites (see fact sheet).



American Rhetoric Speech Bank
This website contains a plethora of the world's most notable speeches.

Audio Archive
Audio Archive - over 200,000 recordings (noted if public domain)

Free Federal Resources For Educational Excellence



C-SPAN Video Library
The C-SPAN Archives records, indexes, and archives all C-SPAN programming for historical, educational, research, and archival uses. Every C-SPAN program aired since 1987, now totaling over 160,000 hours, is contained in the C-SPAN Archives and immediately accessible through the database and electronic archival systems developed and maintained by the C-SPAN Archives.

Films On Demand
Films Media Group is the leading source of high-quality video and multimedia for academic, vocational and life-skills content. Films Media Group serves the education community through its four brands: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware. streams full-length documentary films free of charge, with no registration needed. For several films, we even offer the ability to watch trailers or to download the actual film.
The films are gathered by our researchers as we scour the web for well-produced videos and present them to our viewers. We adhere to all copyright laws and honor the wishes of the producers.

Moving Images Archive
Moving Images Archive (noted if public domain)

The Khan Academy
The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) with the mission of providing a world-class education to anyone, anywhere.
We are complementing Salman's ever-growing library with user-paced exercises--developed as an open source project--allowing the Khan Academy to become the free classroom for the World.

Link TV [Television Without Borders]
Link Media is an independent media organization whose mission is to engage, inform and inspire viewers to become involved in the world.
Link Media is committed to:
Providing powerful stories and unseen perspectives. Link?s programs encourage compassion and an imaginative empathy that reaches beyond the viewer?s own surroundings and extends beyond borders, real and perceived.
Giving voice to people without a voice, from communities under-represented in conventional media. We connect viewers not only to the 'movers and shakers' but also to the 'moved and shaken?? people affected by the news.
Linking local to global. The stories we present help people draw the connection between themselves and others, as well as how local issues have broader implications.
Inspiring action. Program trailers and the website give viewers access to tools and connections to take action on social issues. Link programs counter the cynicism and resignation that can result from watching conventional television news.
Promoting dialogue across cultural and ideological divides through innovative media formats.
Fostering collaboration through coalition building with partner organizations and grassroots organizations around specific issues that matter to all of us.

PBS American Experience
Browse the entire American Experience series featuring over 200 films. Watch full films online, download teacher?s guides, go behind the scenes, and learn more about your favorite films.

Since 1983, FRONTLINE has served as American public television's flagship public affairs series. Hailed upon its debut on PBS as "the last best hope for broadcast documentaries," FRONTLINE's stature over 28 seasons is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human experience.

NOVA is the highest rated science series on television and the most watched documentary series on public television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over.

PBS Wide Angle
WIDE ANGLE was created in 2001 as a response to the lack of in-depth international news coverage in the United States. WIDE ANGLE is the only program exclusively dedicated to international current affairs documentaries. For each broadcast, producers and journalists from around the globe report on an event, issue or trend through the eyes of the people who are living it day to day. WIDE ANGLE traveled to more than 60 countries to explore the forces that are shaping the world today, presenting global stories on a human scale and offering Americans uncommon and invaluable insight into today?s interconnected world.

Public Domain Flicks
Welcome to Here you can legally download full-length feature films that are in the public domain for free.

ScienceCinema utilizes innovative, state-of-the-art audio indexing and speech recognition technology from Microsoft Research, allowing you to search for specific words and phrases spoken within video files. You can then easily access the exact point in the video where the words were spoken by the presenter. The videos in ScienceCinema highlight DOE's most exciting scientific research. Simply enter a term in the search box and start exploring DOE's multimedia!

Snag Films [World's Most Compelling Documentaries]
SnagFilms is committed to finding the world's most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve.

TED [Ideas Worth Spreading]
TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.

The WGBH Lab invites you to help shape the future of public media.

Consider this an opening, a chance to share your fresh ideas as the next generation of independent and public media makers. Following the footsteps of WGBH's New Television Workshop, which brought video to life in an age of film, the WGBH Lab is a creative incubator. We encourage emerging talent, aided by the latest technology, to lead us into new ways of making and interacting with content. What remains the same is WGBH's commitment to substance, quality, and independent voices.

Wikimedia Commons
Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language. It acts as a common repository for the various projects of the Wikimedia Foundation, but you do not need to belong to one of those projects to use media hosted there. Wikimedia Commons is free. Everyone is allowed to copy, use and modify any files here freely as long as they follow the terms specified by the author.

YouTube EDU
YouTube EDU is a collection of thousands of free lectures from over a hundred universities across the country.