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A space to collect and index the best places to find Creative Commons media

General Searches & Directories

Yahoo Creative Commons Search - Yahoo allows you to search the entire web for what you need based on the licenses attached to the content. You can do an image search and filter only CC!
CC Content Search - Creative Commons Custom Search
CC Content Directories - Creative Commons List of Directories (still a little sloppy but big)
kimedia Commons
- The central clearing area for the Wikimedia projects CC files.
Archive.org - Known mainly for their “Wayback Machine” as a means for seeing old pages on the net, they have also collected together a huge collection of free-to-use recordings and texts.
Freebase.com - A community powered search engine to search the web for CC licensed work for you to use.
Google Advanced Search - Google (Google reviews) gives you the option to include forms of licensing in your search.


Flickr (check the Creative Commons box at the bottom)*
Flickr Creative Commons search (Explains all the derivatives of the Creative Commons licensing.)
Yahoo Advanced Image Search (Lets you filter only Creative Commons and safe for kids with the adult filter)
Open Clipart Library
Wikimedia Commons
Free Digital Photos

Sound Effects

CC Mixter Samples
Internet Archive
Owl Music Search
Wikimedia Commons
Podsafe music
: A useful sound and sound effects search engine. FindSounds offers sound directory, keyword search and sonic similarity search functions.
Partners in Rhyme: The site offers royalty free music featured in Films, TV, Video and Websites. Partners in Rhyme also offers free music loops, midi files and audio software.
Stone Washed: An online resource for free sound effects, loops, button sounds and other multimedia files. Stone Washed offers various categories including sound effects, animal sounds, buy out music and more.
- Thousands of MP3s for you to download and try out smaller bands.
- A site to try your hand at mixing and mashing music that is all offered under the CC.
- A site filling your MP3 player with Creative Commons licensed music, that allows you to discover old and new music alike.-