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Library Databases

Databases and websites broken out by type, topic, and purpose of research.

Image & Video Clips from Library Databases

Many of our library databases have an image or video search. We recommend starting with the ones here because you'll know the images are accurate, and the citations are provided.

Logging in From Home or On Your Personal Device

If you are on a personal device and/or outside of the school building, you will be asked to log into our subscription library resources.

Every resource has a different login.

Click the "more..." link under each resource for details on how to log in.

Other Video, Image & Design Sources

  • Canva | clipart, video, audio, photos for design
  • Creative Commons | search for free content in the public domain and under Creative Commons licenses; follow the licensing statement for the images you use
  • DVDs in the library (staff checkout only)
  • PBS Learning Media | the full range of PBS documentaries and shows
  • Photos for Class | photos with automatic citations from Flickr
  • Wikimedia Commons | more creative commons images; read the licensing information for the images you use
  • Unsplash | Freely-usable images

Copyright-Free Music Sources

  • Pixabay's audio collection | features instrumental recordings across a wide range of genres
  • Dig CC Mixter | offers thousands of songs that are Creative Commons licensed
  • Bensound | offers a few hundred music tracks that you can download for free

Citing Images, Music, Videos & More

Yes, Multimedia Needs To Be Cited

Anything that you have not created yourself needs to be cited so readers/reviewers know who the creator actually is.

Noodletools is a great resource to help you build citations for the multimedia content you use.

What About Google?

When you Google (or Bing) for images, Google is NOT the source of that image. Google and Bing are the TOOLS (called search engines) you used to find images from websites. When you cite an image from a Google search, you need to identify the website that Google found it on. Here's how to do that:

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