Finding Free/Open Material
Links to Public Domain and Other Royalty-Free Material
ATTENTION: The websites linked below contain various types of royalty-free material which can be accessed without charge but may not be fully open access nor in the public domain in terms of how you may use, copy or re-use materials found there. These sites may also contain copyrighted material which you may not copy or reuse without permission from the owner of said copyrighted material.
Be sure you understand the copyright or license terms which are in effect on the contents of any website you are accessing.
Attribution of another party's works copied in your own work (in whole or in part) is required by GPRC's policies regarding Academic Standards, Copyright and Plagiarism.
Works in the Public Domain have no legal owner. Public Domain works are free of charge and may be used without any restrictions whatsoever.
Feedbooks - eBooks
OpenFlix.com - Movies
Project Gutenberg - eBooks
PDinfo.com - Songs & Sheet Music
Public Domain 4U.com - MP3 downloads
PublicDomainFlicks.com - Movies
Public-Domain-Image.com - Images
PublicDomainPictures.net - Images
Open Access works are typically digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. Some Open Access providers permit commercial re-use and some do not. Some Open Access providers permit derivative works and some do not.
Creative Commons.org - Documents, audio, video, images
Creative Commons Canada - Documents, audio, video, images
Creative Commons Audio - Music
Directory of Open Access Journals - Articles
Flat World Knowledge - Textbooks
Google Art Project - Images
MIT Open Courseware - Course materials
Open Educational Resources - Course materials
Public Library of Science - Articles
D-Space Repository List - Index of O.A. Repositories
OpenDOAR-Directory of Open Access Repositories - Index of O.A. Repositories
ROAR-Registry of Open Access Repositories - Index of O.A. Repositories
Google and Wiki Searches
These websites can link to various types of royalty-free material, much of which can be accessed without charge but may not be Open Access or in the Public domain.
Google Books Advanced Search - Set Search: to "Full view only"
Google Images Advanced Search - Set usage rights to one of the "free to use..." options
Public Domain Images Wiki
Public Domain Resources Wiki
Getting Help GPRC Library's Digital Production Technician is the primary copyright support person for GPRC Students and Instructors:
- The Digital Production Technician can help Students and Instructors find alternatives to copyrighted works.
- The Digital Production Technician can assist Faculty and Students in acquiring permission to use copyrighted works
GPRC Library's Reference staff can help faculty and students find copyright-compliant material for use in research, study, assignments and lessons.