These online platforms provide access to large collections of open access content that can be reused freely. Whether you're looking for images, videos, primary sources or cultural heritage, these services can help you find exactly what you need to make lessons more relevant and engaging for students.
Looking for images to use in your class? Try the Creative Commons search tool. It provides access to millions of images available under Creative Commons licenses.
The DPLA is an online repository with over 33 million items of digitized cultural heritage from institutions across the US, including images, text, videos and audio. Check out their Primary Source Sets and teaching guides for educators.
Europeana partners with thousands of European archives, libraries, and museums to provide access to a wealth of cultural heritage. Over 50 million digitized items including books, artworks, music, and more.
Massive online platform providing access to high-resolution artworks from many of the world's leading art museums. Explore museums and artworks in context using Google street-view technology. The platform also has a range of research, commentary and digital experiments.
A media file repository that contains public domain and freely-licensed images, video and audio. Many cultural institutions upload digitized artworks and cultural heritage from their collections to the Commons.
A curated selection of the best out-of-copyright materials online alongside long-form essays on their wonderful and curious histories. The public domain collections span images, video and books.
Searchable database of European fine arts and architecture from the 3rd-19th Centuries. Contains over 45,000 digitized artworks, artist biographies, and commentary.
Collaborative project between many American libraries and museums to digitize and provide access to their collections of pre-modern manuscripts.
Contains over 750,000 items digitized from the New York Public Library collections. Features prints, photographs, maps, manuscripts, and more.
Digital library providing access to nearly a quarter million films. These include feature films, documentaries, news footage, educational films, community media, commercials and more.
An online platform with interactive lessons and activities based around a growing library of original animated videos addressing a variety of topics and ideas.