Images, Video, and Audio Resources on the Web

 Many of the repositories listed here contain images that are in the public domain (not subject to copyright) and others have varying levels of permissions for use. We recommend that you check the terms of use on each website.

Guide to citing images properly: from UVM Libraries.

UVM’s Copyright Policy (PDF)

General Image Collections

Biodiversity Heritage Library
Biorender a source for images relevevant to a wide range of fields
Encyclopedia of Life (Pool)
Smithsonian Open Access
WikiMedia Commons
Wikipedia Public Domain Images

General Image Collections (with varying usage permissions):
Google Arts and Culture Project
Getty Search Gateway: Open Content Program
    Artstor Library Guides
    Artstor Permitted and Prohibited Uses

Museums and Libraries

British Library Flickr Page (about)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Collection Online
NY Public Library Digital Collections
Rijksmuseum’s Rijks Studio Project
Smithsonian Digital Collections
Smithsonian Institution – Flickr

U.S. Government Sources

U.S. Government image search page
Bureau of Land Management – Flickr
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Department of Agriculture Gallery of Plant Images
Department of Agriculture Image Search Page
Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation
Fish and Wildlife Services Northeast Region – Flickr
Library of Congress on Flickr
Library of Congress: Digital Collections
Library of Congress: Free to Use and Reuse Sets
NASA Space related imagery
NASA Commons on Flickr (and the non-gov HubbleSite)
National Archives Digital Photography Collections
National Archives and Records Administration Online Exhibits
NIH Images from the History of Medicine
National Marine Sanctuaries Photos & Videos
National Park Service
NOAA Photo Library and Satellite Imagery
Portal to Graphics Libraries
USGS Photographic Library


Biodiversity Heritage Library – Flickr
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
New Old Stock
Shorpy Historic Photo Archive
UVM Landscape Change Program
Vintage Printable
WW1 Photos and documents: National Archive of the Netherlands

Miscellaneous Graphic Resources

Comic Book +
FOBO: From Old
Gapminder Data Visualization
Old Book Illustrations


Free audio and video clips

These websites offer free video and audio clips that can be inserted into video projects to make them more engaging.

Youtube Audio Library

General Video Collections

If you are going to link to a video or audio file in a course, you will want to make sure that it is captioned or subtitled. Some of the sites below have captioning available on their videos.

BigThink “A Knowledge Forum” with a wide range of videos and articles on the issues of today
Closer to Truth Videos featuring leading scientists, philosophers, scholars, theologians and creative thinkers
Intelligent YouTube Channels From Open Culture
EduTube: Thousands of educational videos (via youTube)
European Film Gateway Portal to 100’s of thousands of archives of historical film and ephemera
Internet Archive’s Moving Images library Repository of movies and video in the public domain
Library of Congress: Webcasts
Library of Congress: YouTube channel
National Jukebox The Library of Congress collection of historical recordings
NOVA Education

Prelinger Archives
Princeton Media Central
RSA Events
Shakespeare at MIT, Global
The Smithsonian Channel

UVM Library Streaming Video Resources
WikiMedia Commons

Lectures and Lesson Videos

Cosmo Learning
YouTube Learning
Merlot Collection on Educational Videos First, select your disciplinary area and then scroll down to select the college level filters (or you’ll see k-12 in the results)