NOTE: If you copy a picture from a website, make sure you copy the image at it's full size view. If you copy or download the image in the "thumbnail" view, it will appear fuzzy and "pixelly". This will make your project look like low quality work!

Good Places to Find Pictures and Sounds

When using sites that provide images, remember that someone used their camera to create the images. Pay attention to copyright and always read the agreement and terms of use for every image you use, regardless of where you acquired it.

Search Engines

Search engines look for key words and terms in the web page and the results come from all kinds of sites including commercial, educational, personal, and media resources. When looking for images for projects, it may be more appropriate to use subject-specific data bases or creative commons search tools for public image sharing sites like the ones listed on this page, but sites like Google seem much more efficient and faster. Before an image is used, pay careful attention to it's original source. If it comes from a commercial site, such as Disney, the image should not be used because of copyright infringement.
Google Images -Click once to get the image with it's page source. Click again on full size image.
Yahoo Images - Click once to get the image with it's page source. Click on the link that indicates image url to get the full size image.
Ask Images - Click once to get the image with it's page source. Click on the link that indicates image url to get the full size image.
Clusty Image Search - Click once to get the image with it's page source. The image, full size on a page is not available. When you click on the picture, you get the page it comes from.
Ditto - See the web

Creative Commons

There are plenty of sites which offer their images for free use under creative commons licenses. There are several different types, but generally they require a link back from you as credit. Remember that these sites are pulling images from Flickr. Flickr is a site that has been around for only a few years so don't expect images from history. For great historical images, scroll down an take a look at Subject Specific Databases.
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Creative Commons Search Engine - Searches sites like Flickr for images and Owl Music search for mp3's
Flickr: Creative Commons - Flickr is the most widely used online photo storage site. This page provides a portal to copyright free images
ImageCodr.org - search for creative commons images. Also a link at the top "Get Code" to check if an image is available for use
Behold - Flickr search tool
Yet Another Search Tool for Flickr
FlickrStorm - Search on Flickr with key words
Wikimedia - over 3 million freely usable pieces of media
Photo Laboratory
picsearch - Try this one! Click once to get the image with it's page source. Click on the link that indicates image url to get the full size image.
PD Photo. org - Royalty Free, Public Domain, Stock Photos
Stockvault.net - all images are free for non-commercial use, they must be downloaded to use in projects
OpenPhoto.net - lets users search images by Creative Commons license.
www.pics4learning.com - widely used in schools because the images are posted specifically for students to use.
MorgueFile - collection of 60,000-plus free high-quality photographs into searchable categories like People, Scenes, Animals or Objects. "The purpose of this site is to provide free image reference material for use in all creative pursuits."
www.freefoto.com - Students may download and use the images on this site but a credit to FreeFoto Ian Britton is required
Try this one
Freephoto1.com/ "There are over 600 free photos available for free download. You do not need to register to access these photos. Most photos are 800 x 600 pixels and are ideal for use in websites, newsletters and other documents."
Life.com - "Your World in Pictures", images from Life Magazine, free to use for non-commercial use
Big Photo - Royalty-free
Old Pictures

Subject Specific Databases - include primary sources for History and Science
Smithsonian Images - great resource, and very new! Great database organized by category.
American Memory for United States history - awesome resource!
Archives.gov - WWII Photos
Animal Photos
Animal Pictures
World War II Poster Collection
Uncle Sam's Photos - a directory of the US government's free photos
Great Images in NASA
NASA Earth Observatory
Visible Earth
The Gateway to Astronaut Photography - images taken from astronauts
NASA Multimedia
Special Image Search Database List - from kidsclick.org
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association Photo Library
Historical
Time Life
Images from Old Books
Cars

Sound Files

Creative Commons Search Engine - Searches sites like Flickr for images and Owl Music search for mp3's
Wikimedia - over 3 million freely usable pieces of media
Soungle - search engine for sound files, good for sound effects
Royalty Free Music
Freeplay Music - to search by "feel" or type of music (Don't look here for songs by artists. This is background music.) This music can not be used for online projects, but PowerPoints and videos not posted to the web are fine.
Live Music Archive
American Rhetoric - For famous speeches
Animal Sounds
FindSounds

Animations - Very fun animations to include in PowerPoint

Kitty Roach is the artist
Check out the dancing names!
Artie.com - Make sure you credit the site
Nifty animations that can be used for PowerPoint, but hard to find the free ones
Animation Factory - look for free
Flaming text- Set your headline on fire, along with other cool effects to download and use for presentations

Clipart (look for "FREE")

WPClipart - this is the thumbnail page
Classroom Clipart
Really commercial - beware, hard to find "FREE"
Barry's Clipart
Discovery School Clipart
Flaming Text - Super cool - create your own headings or banners
Awesome clipart for kids and educators - (you be the judge of that )
Back to School clipart
Classroom Clipart - watch out for loads of pop-ups!
Kid's Domain Clipart
Wise Gorilla - Free educational clipart
Florida's Educational Technology Clearinghouse - all black and white drawn images
Kitzu - Find Learn and Create a multi-media project