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Creative Commons Search
Creative Commons created a search engine that aggregates CC-licensed images from a wide variety of sources.
All photos published on Unsplash can be downloaded and used for free, for commercial and non-commercial purposes with no permission needed from author.
Similar platform to Unsplash, images on Pixabay can be downloaded, used, modified for non-commercial and commercial uses.
Smithsonian Open Access
Download, share, and reuse millions of the Smithsonian’s images.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art made over 400,000 images available for free download with unrestricted use under the Creative Commons Zero license.
Over 100,000 art and medicine images available online under CC BY 4.0 license.
NASA Images and Video Library
Hi-res image and video collection from NASA which are not copyrighted for non-commercial use.
New York Public Library Public Domain Collections
Over 180,000 images in the public domain available for download and reuse.
Millions of photographs uploaded by users. To search for reusable images, in ”Advanced Search”, choose from the pull-down menu the type of license needed (e.g. 'all creative commons' or 'modifications allowed' etc.).
Filter and search Creative Common licenses images under "usage rights".
A large collection of educational videos, particularly strong collections in science and math.
TED and TED-Ed Talks
The majority of TED Content is licensed under Creative Commons meaning that the content may be used for personal and/or educational purposes.
Internet Archive: Movies, Films & Videos
One of the largest collection of television, news clips, and movies available on the public domain.
A social network for video producers to share their works. Browse videos under different Creative Commons Licenses. Or filter by results under "License" after a search.
YouTube (Creative Commons)
Search for a topic of interest then filter results using "Features" and select "Creative Commons" to see all videos that are free for reuse. Check specific CC license in the video description to see reuse terms.
Faculty Liaison Librarian (Faculty of Arts)