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FYI 102: Documentaries (Hare)

Resources to Use in Documentary

As you begin to search for resources to use in your documentaries, consider the following. Remember, you should always verify that you have permission to use the resources you are considering!

General Searching

  • CCSearch - CCsearch is a search engine devoted to providing you with resources that you have permission to use. 
     
  • Google - Using google's advanced search features, you can limit your results to only resources that are openly licensed for you to use. 
     
  • Wikimedia CommonsWikipedia was one of the original openly licensed sources, and many contributors will upload videos and/or images and give you express permission to use them. 

     

Images

  • Pixabay - Pixabay is one of the best sources of high-quality images and illustrations to use in your works. All of the items in pixabay are in the public domain, meaning that the creators have relinquished all of their rights to these images, and you are free to use them however you would like. 
     
  • Flickr - Not all of the images in flickr are openly licensed. However, you can limit your results to the images that creators have given permission for you to use. 
     
  • U.S. National Archives
  • Europeana

     

Video

  • Youtube - Not all of the videos in youtube are openly licensed. However, you can use the built-in features to limit your results to the content you have permission to use.


 

Music

  • Soundcloud - Not all of the music in Soundcloud is openly licensed. However, if you search through ccsearch, it will usually limit you to the works you have permission to use. 
     
  • Jamendo - Not all of the music in Jamendo is openly licensed. However, if you search through ccsearch, it will usually limit you to the works you have permission to use. 
     
  • ccMixter - Not all of the music in ccMixter is openly licensed. However, if you search through ccsearch, it will usually limit you to the works you have permission to use.