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Art: 60492: Visual Arts Research : Finding Images & Media

More about Images

Using & Citing Images (a resource guide)

Guide to Finding Public Domain Works Online (The Public Domain Review)

Creative Commons

Internet Archive

Internet Archive


Check out these individual collections:

Image Resources (CMU Libraries)

Audio Resources

Free Music Archive


BBC Sound Effects


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Digital Collections from Libraries

Not all images in these collections are in the public domain.

Check licenses!

Library of Congress

NYPL Digital Collections


See NYPL Public Domain Picks

Historic Pittsburgh


HathiTrust Digital Library

Other Digital Collections


Open images and video from the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision. Check out the cat videos! Including cats playing chess and cat in a basket...

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Art, artifacts, books, films and music from European museums, galleries, libraries and archives. See Free to Use Images.

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The Public Domain Project from POND5 features thousands of historic media files available including film, images, audio and 3D models.