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These sources provide online audio, video, or visual images.  

VU students, faculty and staff:

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ARTstor:  A repository of millions of high-quality digital images from disciplines including: art, architecture, humanities, and sciences.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Creative Commons: Offers access to more than ten million images freely available across 13 providers.

EBSCO Image Quick View:  Search for images in the Academic Search Premier database.  Free to Indiana residents through INSPIRE.

Films on Demand (Infobase):  The leading source of web-based digital video delivery service for all academic, vocational, and life-skills topics.  MyVU login required for offcampus access.

Google Images:  Free Access - Search Google's Image database for images found on the open web.

JoVE: Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology Module: This collection demonstrates how to execute basic techniques commonly used in Cellular and molecular biology.

JoVE: Introductory Biology Video Lab Manual Series: Comprehensive, curriculum-focused videos for both instructors and students in introductory biology lab courses.

JoVE: Psychology Series: Includes collections with videos that cover behavioral science, experimental psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, and social psychology.

Librivox:  Free audio recordings of public-domain books.

National Screening Room (Library of Congress): The National Screening Room showcases the riches of the Library of Congress’s vast moving image collection, designed to make otherwise unavailable movies, both copyrighted and in the public domain, freely accessible to the viewers worldwide.

New York Public Library Digital Gallery:  Provides free access to over 700,000 images.

Petrucci Music Library:  A free public domain music library. Also contains music from composers who are willing to share their work. Here you can find lots of sheet music.

Smithsonian Collections Search:  Search Smithsonian's collections, ranging from art, to air and space, science, nature, technology, history, and people and places.

TED Talks:  Informative and entertaining verbal presentations on a variety of topics.

Top Podcasts for Students and Recent Grads: Determine your interests and explore podcasts every college student should hear.

Videojug:  browse over 60,000 professionally made video and article guides on a large range of topics.

World Digital Library:  This resource makes available significant primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.