Where To Find Free Photos, Clip Art, Films, Music, Online Courses and Books
Free Clipart and Related Resources on the Internet
Here is a long list that you will find for some of the very best and largest collections of free clip art sites and related media on the Internet. They have been gathering across the World Wide Web since back in the beginning of wide public access in 1996. It would have been a miracle to have had such collections when we were doing academic papers and presentations before the Internet came into being.
I have used all of the sites listed below over the years and add continue to find and use new websites for their collections as I find them. Whenever I do find a good site, I add it to this list.
If you cannot find what you need among these links, some of the sites contain instructions for searching for other Public Domain materials across the Internet and for designing your own images. Any of those suggestions may be of use to you.
The web sites listed below provide totally free clip art with no royalties, no payments, and no special copying or usage rights involved. They are easy to use, offer high quality clip art and grphics images, continuous addition of new stock, and often, free photos as well.
Some sites for Public Domain music, films, and books are also included.
It would have been a miracle to have had such collections when we were doing academic papers and presentations before the Internet came into being.
Nearly 3,000,000 New Free Images
Each year, new collections of free or public domain images are posted to the Internet, making writers' and illustrators' jobs easier when they wish to attractively format a publication.
One of the most recent and best such image collections is a subset of Flickr called Open Culture, advertised for educational and cultural enhancement.
This site offers many more categories than photos and clip art, and these include textbooks, international language lessons, academic online courses prepared by people qualified to do so, films, international pieces of art work, K-12 classroom materials, recorded live concerts, and dozens of other types of materials.
Open Culture at http://www.openculture.com/
High Quality Clip Art
Looking for a cousin in clip art?
Collection of Free and Public Domain Clip Art
- #1 Free Clipart: 1clipart.com/
- 8,000 Clip Art and 5,000 Photos -- at Public Domain Photos. This is one of my favorite sites and it provides many good images for HubPages, blogs, and eBooks.
- All Free Clipart: allfreeclipart.com/
- Free Vector All-Free Downloads - One of the absolute best websites for clip art and lines, with an ongoing and huge collection of fresh and professional-looking material.
- Barry's Clipart: barrysclipart.com/
- Bravenet: resources.bravenet.com/clipart/
- Buttons, Horizontal Lines, and More: graphics-4free.com/
- Classroom Clipart: classroomclipart.com/
- Clip Art Heaven: clipartheaven.com/
- Christian Clipart: christart.com/
- Free Clipart Pictures: freeclipartpictures.com/
- Jewish Clipart: alloccasion-clipart.com/jewish.htm
- Microsoft Office Online free clipart: office.microsoft.com/en-us
- My Free Clipart: myfreeclipart.com/
- Open Clip Art Library - Another one of the best online.
- Outline Clipart: laserdogtags.com/clipindx.html
- Photos and Clip Art at Pixabay.com -- I probably use this site more than any other image site, since new pictures and graphics are added every day. An image of the day is provided as a sample iof their collections.
- Religious -- A Collection of Different Faiths: clipartreview.com/_gallery/_search_term_pages/religious.html
- Web Weaver: webweaver.nu/clipart/bar1.shtml
Free Photos Of Many Kinds
Free and Public Domain Photos
- Aerospace and Aeronautics: NASA.gov
- Creative Commons: search.creativecommons.org/
- Every Stock Photo: everystockphoto.com/
- Free Pixels: freepixels.com/
- Free Range: freerangestock.com/
- Library of Congress (LOC): loc.gov/pictures/
- LIFE Magazine - set of free images: images.google.com/hosted/life
- MorgueFile: morguefile.com/
- Pictures From Old Books: fromoldbooks.org/
- Pixabay: Pixabay.com
- Public Domain Pictures: publicdomainpictures.net/
- Public Domain image clusters on Flickr: flickr.com/photos/tags/publicdomain
- Stock Exchange - some images require credit attribution: sxc.hu/
- US Government Graphics: firstgov.gov/Topics/Graphics.shtml
- US National Archives Photo Stream on Flickr: flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/ - It is still good to note and credit photos as being from the US National Archives
- World Images: worldart.sjsu.edu
Free Education: Some Good Online Courses
- Best Online Colleges and Universities - Full Listings and Reviews
The correspondence school movement that became distance education began in the early 1700s. It became a mail-based proposition and then flooded the Internet in the 1990s. This article lists the Top 10 America Online Schools and debunks distance learn
- Free Online Education and Training - College Classes and Tech Courses
Ongoing professional development training can help workers gain raises and promotions. Finding classes online is easy and some are free. Classes range from auto repair to computer literacy to MBAs.
- How to Find Professional Development and Continuing Education Classes
Ongoing Professional Development opportunities unlock individual potentials and happiness. They lead to promotions, pay raises, and transitions into a Dream Job and long-term career success. They also help the company in higher productivity and less
Free Books, Plays, Stories, And Manuscripts
Free Books Online; and In Print For Review
- Public Domain Books at Project Gutenberg: www.gutenberg.org/ -- This website provides numerous classic books and short stories in print and audio formats. If you have been searching for an out-of-print work, you might find it online here. You'll see classics, science fiction from the Golden Age, and other genres.
Additional Free Book Offerings
- Amazon.com - Try their free eBooks for Kindle.
- Barnes and Noble - Free Nook Books
- Books on iTunes
- Books Should Be Free - Free audio books online.
- Booksneeze.com -- The staff at this site are all knowledgeable and very nice
- Dolly Parton's Imagination Library -- Over 711,000 children are registered for a professionally prepared free book each month as of Summer 2013. Beginning in her own home county in Tennessee, Dolly Parton has expanded this program worldwide. Free and easy registration online. Hundreds of thousands more children registered for the books by 2016. Check your local library for more information.
- Feedbooks Public Domain Books
- Tyndale Media Center
- Waterbrook Multinomah Publishers
Additional Free Materials
Singer-Songwriter-Actress Dolly Parton provides free books to children up to age 5.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library Headquarters
Free Movies And Music
Additional Public Domain Resources
Many free clip art sites offer free borders and free bullet points as well.
© 2007 Patty Inglish