Free Multimedia Content

Video & Audio Sources

  • launched by Google centralizes the content from over 100 universities and colleges(get list here).  This robust collection gives you access to lectures by professors and world-renowned thought leaders, new research and campus tours. At the moment, you can access over 200 full courses from leading universities, including MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Yale and  IIT/IISc.  And it’s all searchable.
  • Library of Congress's YouTube site.
  • Intelligent YouTube Best, smart video collections on Open Culture.
  • Open Culture's searchable list of hundreds of free university lectures, video, podcasts, books, museums..
  • Academic Earth provides thousands of video lectures from worldclass scholars. You can search by topic, university and top rated lectures.
  • Educational Videos online collected by Many places that educators can find links to video for use in classes.
  • Free Library of Congress Resources A wealth of multimedia all free to us. Click this email address to subscribe: Library of Congress (Kirk.Winters@ED.GOV)
  • TED Talks Podcasts on many subjects from a variety of extraordinary thought leaders, movers and shakers. Click this email address to subscribe: TED Talks (
  • Free Science Programs and Interviews at the Vega Science Programs. Find free online video.
  • YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips.
  • Download YouTube and other video with keepvid (free) and choose the format to save it in.
  • Teachers Domain Featuring video segments, interactives and other classroom-ready materials drawn from the NOVA series. 
  • Nova Programs divided by programs and chapters
  • National Geographic Films Archives also available.
  • Annenberg Media –Teacher Resources is database of hundreds of educational videos and a satellite TV channel you can view online.
  • Free Educational Videos - Another list from Desktop video
  • Free Vides from John Locker You just need to register to access videos on many subjects.
  • The visual search engine that helps you find exactly the images and videos what you're looking for using color, faces, products and products filters.
  • provides videos covering history and video shown on the History Channel.
  • 70 Signs of Intelligent Life on You Tube from Open Culture. This is a list of media feeds that is not to be missed.
  • Odeo has re-launched.  It now features millions of syndicated audio and video content from over 500,000 channels
  • SnagFilms; Find moviesand documentaries by titile and topic and watch for free.
  • SmartHistory Dynamic enhancement for art history texts

The following list of Comprehensive Video Hosting Sites are from: Ariew, Susan.  YouTube Culture and the Academic Library: A Guide to Online Open Access Educational Videos. Choice, v.45, no. 12, August 2008.

Educational Video Hosting Sites

Videos for Teaching and Learning Information Literacy

Image Sources

  • Digital Scriptorium Conceived as an image database of dated and datable medieval and renaissance manuscripts, intended to unite scattered resources into an international tool for teaching and scholarly research. Has evolved into a general union catalog designed for the use of paleographers, codicologists, art historians, textual scholars and other researchers.
  • American Memory, the Library of Congress, a good source for historical images and film. Copyright information is stated.
  • 3-D Math Images - MathMol Library of Math Images
  • Library of Congress - Prints and photographs online catalogue
  • Pics4Learning
  • U.S. History Image Library
  • NASA Image Exchange
  • Tag Galaxy Searches Flickr, Google and other image databases with lots of key searchwords.
  • The visual search engine that helps you find exactly the images and videos what you're looking for using color, faces, products and products filters.
  • PicLens is a full-Screen, 3D search engine that transforms your browser into a visually stunning experience for finding and viewing online photos and videos. It is a add on from Mozilla Firefox.
  • Many Eyes is a collection of data and data sets on many topics shared through vizualization (graphic representations of the info). The goal of this project is to enable a new social kind of data analysis. Jump right to visualizations or take a tour.