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Free Resources From BSU
Ball State's Copyright & Intellectual Property Office has compiled a nice list of free Internet resources.
Be sure to select the Creative Commons option before searching! Use for photos or videos.
Huge variety of public domain images.
Warning: the first row of images in any search are sponsored results from Shutterstock and are not in the public domain.
The Morgue File
"Free images for your inspiration, reference and use in your creative work, be it commercial or not!"
Creative Commons Search
Search for images, video, sounds, and more.
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.
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 image aggregator; pulls from a number of sources, including stock xchng and Flickr.
Royalty free images brought to you by Flickr
"FreeFoto.com is the largest collection of free photographs on the Internet (link back and attribution required)."
The only drawback is you have to join this site first.
"An online resource for royalty-free stock photographs for non-commercial use."
Google LIFE Photo Archive
Images with copyright restrictions will have a note on the actual image.