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Free Resources From BSU
Ball State's Copyright & Intellectual Property Office has compiled a nice list of free Internet resources.
Archival Research Catalog
National Archives Database of various governmental and historical images, videos, sound bites. Be sure to check each resource's copyright statement.
Royalty free images brought to you by Flickr
Creative Commons Search
Search for images, video, sounds, and more.
Be sure to select the Creative Commons option before searching! Use for photos or videos.
The only drawback is you have to join this site first.
"An online resource for royalty-free stock photographs for non-commercial use."
The Internet Archive
A collection of images and sound
Library of Congress Collection
Produced by the Library of Congress and mostly free. Be sure to check the copyright statement before using.
The Morgue File
"Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!"
Google LIFE Photo Archive
Images with copyright restrictions will have a note on the actual image.