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Jefferson Middle School: Images/Music/Video

Connecting learners to literature, resources and technology to discover and achieve.

Royalty Free Music Sources

Thousands of songs and sound effects to use for free, searchable by style, tempo, feeling, duration of clip, etc.



Available for free through Badgerlink
*When not at school, students will need any Wisconsin public library card number to log in.

Copyright Free Images

Creative Commons will search the best image sites, like Google Images and Flickr, but it will only show results for images that can legally be reused in presentations. Just copy and paste the URL of the image to cite it and give credit to the owner.


Images from any of the databases we have at Glacier Creek can also be reused legally. Many have a "Cite it" button you can just copy and paste.

These sites also offer images labeled for reuse. 

Legal Use of Copyrighted Songs

it is illegal to use large portions of copyrighted songs for your presentations without permission from the record label.  However, you may help yourself to whichever of these is SHORTER:

30 seconds of the song


10 percent of the song


Get information here about how to contact record labels to request permission.

How to Cite an Image

Copyright Free Video Clips

YouTube states videos with a standard license cannot be reused legally without permission from the owner. Try out a Creative Commons Search for video clips labeled for reuse.

Creative Commons Search - search YouTube and Wikimedia Commons for Creative Commons licensed video clips
**See the box on this page entitled "How to Get Permission to Use  Creative Commons YouTube videos"

Flickr Advanced Video Search - Select "Only videos" and scroll down and check the "

Many experts disagree, stating it IS okay to use small portions of YouTube videos to illustrate an example, like for a documentary.  Read this statement from the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video to decide if what you want to use is legal.  Then, if you plan to put your video on YouTube, decide whether you want to deal with breaking YouTube's strict policy of 100% original work.