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Licensing Information

The following websites contain collections of media files that are licensed under creative commons or public domain, meaning they can be used by teachers and students; many also allow the files to be changed/remixed. Read the terms of use on each website for more information, and remember to cite the creator of any files you use.

For more multimedia resources, see the Lesson Content page.




  • Wikimedia Commons is a database of 6,975,377 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute, i.e. may not be student-friendly.