Reduce the rights worry with asset sources that contain public domain and creative commons materials.
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|Title||About||Publisher||Copyright Level||Asset Types|
|A Flickr account with public domain images from the Smithsonian collections.||Smithsonian||Public Domain||still images|
|A collection of public domain images that were published in the New York Times prior to January 1, 1923.||New York Times||Public Domain||still images|
|A collection of books in the public domain, accessible in a variety of formats.||Project Gutenberg||Public Domain||text/books|
|A collection of audiobooks that are in the public domain and available for free.||Librivox||Public Domain||text/books|
|Digitized film and archival footage collection from the public domain.||Prelinger Archives||Public Domain||motion graphics|
|Libguide that contains a number of public domain sources for different media including written works, music, movies, maps, and visual arts.||University of Montana||Public Domain||multiple types|
|A collection of open-licensed textbooks. Subject include: Accounting & Finance, Business, Computer Science & Information Systems, Economics, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Journalism, Media Studies, Communications, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Student Success.||University of Minnesota||Creative Commons||text/books|
|A curated collection of open-licensed textbooks. Subjects include: Applied Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Business & Communication, Career & Technical Education, Education, English Language Arts (ELA), History, Law, Life Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Social Science.||OER Commons||Creative Commons||text/books|
|A search tool that drills into 19 different collections with public domain and creative commons visual assets.||Multiple Publishers||Mixed Levels||still images|
|Top level search tool that drills into multiple libraries and collections including multiple states' digital libraries, Library of Congress, Artstor, Getty and others.||Multiple Publishers||Mixed Levels||multiple types|
|Scholarly publications from the University of California system. The database contains both articles published directly to the platform and papers that have been added to the repository for preservation.||California Digital Library||Public Domain||articles/journals|
|Movie licenses for Disney, Lionsgate, WB, and other large studios.||Copyrighted Licensing Entity||motion graphics|
|Subscription licensing for public display for DreamWorks and 20th Century Fox films.||Copyrighted Licensing Entity||motion graphics|
|Collection of 67 digitized children's books from the 19th and 20th centuries, including biographies, nonfiction, and nursery rhymes.||Library of Congress||Public Domain||text/books|
|A collection of over 1800 children's books, dating from 1728 - 1999, digitized and hosted at the California Digital Library.||California Digital Library||Public Domain||text/books|
|A collection of 6000 historical children's books, fully digitized.||University of Florida Smathers Libraries||Public Domain||text/books|
|Thousands of historical and archival video clips, audio files, stills, and 3D models. This resource is particularly good for military footage and footage from every day life.||Pond5||Public Domain||multiple types|
|Recordings, sheet music, and music related textbooks open for use without copyright restrictions.||MusOpen||Public Domain||audio|
|International Open Access repository for Library and Information Science.||e-Prints in Library Information Science||Creative Commons||articles/journals|
|Searchable database of scholarly articles available without licensing fees.||Institute of Education Services||Creative Commons||articles/journals|
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