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Finding Images and Videos: Media Resources on the Web

Images, videos, and audio resources at Otis College and on the web

General Interest

Images available through public websites; note restrictions on reuse.

Art and Art History

Architecture and Landscape

Printing and Books Arts

Advertising and Photography

Los Angeles-area Collections and Museums

Many museums are opening their digital images for research on their web sites. Here are some local collections that are easy to search.

Other Museums

Many museums are opening their digital images for research on their web sites. Here are some of the most innovative collection searches.

Stock Photography and Royalty-Free

Look for resources created under either a completely unrestricted use license, or a Creative Commons Zero (CC0) license, meaning that you can download, use, manipulate, share, distribute, or otherwise use them for whatever purpose you'd like without permission. It is strongly recommended that you credit the creator(s) of the image, but it is not necessary. 

Music and Audio

Data Visualization and Infographics

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Reverse Image Searches

Need to identify an image? Looking for a better file or a different view? Use a reverse image search.

Libraries


Or search by institution, including:

History, Maps, and Anthropology

Experimental and Video Art

Film and Television

Subscription services

Pay a fee to watch (un)limited content on Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crunchyroll, Britbox and Seeso. New services from Disney and DC Entertainment set to launch in 2018-2019.

Network Websites

Many TV networks stream full episodes, previews, webisodes, and extra content directly from their websites, e.g. ABC, CBS, Comedy Central, CW, Fox, NBC, and TNT. Most include short commercial breaks. TV episodes are also available for sale from other sites, e.g. iTunes and Amazon Video on Demand, or from subscription services, e.g. Netflix and Hulu.

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