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Performing Arts Research Guides

Multimedia Resources

Sound Clips

  • Find
    A free website that searches the web for sound effects.

  • Audio Online
    A database of audio and video provided for free from the University of California, Berkeley.

    Free mp3 audio files.

  • Itunes
    Apple’s quintessential program featuring the iTunes store where current audio and video are available for purchase.


  • Open Video Project
    A free shared digital video library developed by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

  • YouTube
    The world’s largest website dedicated to free shared user created content.

  • American Memory Collection
    Historical archival films from the Library of Congress.

  • The Internet Archive: Movies Collection
    An internet library created in 1996, which archives free movies, films, and videos.