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Nearly 7,000 albums of music from America's past, including civil rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, wars, and more.
Image database including architecture, painting, sculpture, photography, decorative arts, and design as well as many other forms of visual culture.
Classical Music Library
Classical music recordings (14,000+ albums) including vocal, choral, chamber, orchestral, solo instrumental music and opera.
Database of Recorded American Music
Scholarly resource of recordings including New World, Composers Recordings (CRI), Albany Records, Mode, Frog Peak and BMOP.
Cross-searches audio, video, scores, and full-text reference content from all Alexander Street Press music databases.
Naxos Music Library
Streaming music; listen to songs or the complete CD. Most extensive collection of classical music available, but also includes jazz, world music, spoken word, and more. Adobe Flash Player 10 is required for streaming.
Smithsonian Global Sound
In partnership with Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, a virtual encyclopedia of the world's musical and aural traditions.
Television News Archive (1968 to present)
Searchable archive of abstracts of news broadcasts from 1968 to present (ABC, CBS, NBC), 1995 to present (CNN), selected content from PBS and FOX News.
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Online resources for Public Domain video
Online resources for public domain or rights-free images
Artsy Education - artworks from galleries, museums, and private collections
Digital Scriptorium - image database of medieval and renaissance manuscripts
Flickr Commons - public photography archives from major institutions
Getty Open Content Images database - digitized materials from the Research Institute's collection
Art Project of Google Cultural Institute - images of works from museums around the world
Library of Congress American Memory - open-access photograph collection
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Collection - digitized documentary photographs, architecture, design, and engineering materials, and prints
New York Public Library's Digital Gallery - images from the NYPL's collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, and photographs
Wikimedia Commons - database of freely usable images and other media