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Please be aware that not all material contained in the sites below is fully open. Each site may contain content which varies in its creative commons license or usage permissions. 




Scholarly Articles


Open Source Graphic Design Tools (DRAFT) Openv Oregon Educational Resources

Open Audio

Audio Archive (Internet Archive)

Download free music, alternative new programming, Old Time radio recordings uploaded by users. 

Bandcamp (CC)

Creative Commons music. 

FMA Free Music Archive

CC license guide


Freesound is a collaborative database of Creative Commons Licensed sounds. Browse, download and share sounds.

Jamendo Music(link is external)

Free, independent music.

ccMixter(link is external) 

CC-licensed music

Library of Congress Audio Collections

Search to discover music, interviews, field recordings, speeches. 

NPR Music and Radio 

Streaming resources

Wikimedia Commons(link is external)

Audio samples and sounds.

Open Images

Some sites allow you to search for pubic domain/CC licensed images.

Google Image Search

Using Advanced Search lets you filter for usage rights to locate freely reusable content, but always check.


Many images are free to use with attribution. The licensing information is located under the image. Flickr CC limits search to Creative Commons licensed images.


Free photos from a global community of photographers. Attribution only needed, but not public domain or creative commons licensed.

As a user you gain access to hundreds of thousands of high-quality stock photos and graphics. (Membership needed)


A large collection of images to use with attribution, but not all. 

The Noun Project

Icons created by a global community. CC  (PNG files)


Free Vectors, PSD, Icons and photos.


Pexels provides high quality and completely free stock photos licensed under the Pexels license.

Wikimedia Commons

Nearly 45 million freely usable images and media files.

Finding and Using Free Image Collections on the Web - Michigan State University

Open Maps

Open Scholarly Articles


Open Access content from over 50,000 publishers and repositories, and make it easy to find, track, and use.


Peer-reviewed articles are free to access, reuse and redistribute.

Open Video

Internet Archive

CC licensed and public domain films and video. 


GCC Library hosted streaming media.  Embed links and clips in Canvas or on Web. Access restricted off-campus to enrolled students. 

Open Culture 

Free culture and educational media.

PBS Video




Filter by Creative Commons licensed videos.

Wikimedia Commons

Nearly 45 million freely usable images and media files.


Filter results by CC-licensed video. 

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