• Images, Films, & Audio Resources

  • Library Collections

  • Films

  • Films on Demand
    Films on Demand contains thousands of high-quality streaming videos. Special features built into the Films Demand platform allow you to organize and bookmark clips, share playlists, and store quick links to favorite videos.


    A streaming collection of over 30,000 documentaries, feature films, and other educational videos for students and instructors.

  • Images

  • ARTstor
    ARTstor is a non-profit online digital image library designed to serve educational and scholarly communities with more than one million images on subjects in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences. ARTstor provides tools and software to search, present, and share digital images both online and offline for research and pedagogical purposes.

    CAMIO (Catalog of Art Museum Images Online)
    A growing online collection documenting works of art from around the world, representing the collections of prominent museums. CAMIO highlights the creative output of cultures around the world, from prehistoric to contemporary times and covers the complete range of expressive forms. CAMIO is licensed for educational, non-profit, attributed use by students, faculty, and researchers at subscribing institutions.

    Image Quest
    Access more than one million rights-cleared images from over 40 of the best collections in the world.

    Topographic Maps - OR, WA, and CA
    The Library provides access to Oregon topographic map software (Terrain Navigator) on campus computers.Visit your nearest COCC Computer Lab to access this software program. Click on the link to find instructions and more information about topo maps for other states and topo maps on paper.

  • Audio

  • Naxos Music Library
    Naxos Music Library is THE resource for serious music students and researchers. You can listen to a variety of music from over 400 independent labels and more than a dozen genres, including Classical, Jazz, World, Pop and Rock, and more. And, it's not just the music; Naxos includes music notes, album cover artwork, tracklists, composer and artist biographies, and an extensive glossary of musical terms.

  • Free Web Collections

  • Films

  • Art21: Video
    Watch segments, episodes, or entire seasons from the PBS series Art21, which profiles the art and artists of the 21st century.

    British Pathe - YouTube
    "British Pathé was once a dominant feature of the British cinema experience, renowned for first-class reporting and an informative yet uniquely entertaining style. It is now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in existence. Spanning the years from 1896 to 1976, the collection includes footage – not only from Britain, but from around the globe – ofmajor events, famous faces, fashion trends, travel, sport and culture. The archive is particularly strong in its coverage of the First and Second World Wars." (Description from http://britishpathe.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/british-pathe-releases-85000-films-on-youtube/)

    Ethnographic Video for Instruction & Analysis (EVIA) Digital Archive
    The EVIA Digital Archive Project is a joint effort of Indiana University and the University of Michigan to establish a digital archive of ethnographic video. Media in the EVIA Project has been selected for inclusion by an editorial committee, and annotations have gone through a scholarly review process. The Archive is designed to be a long-term preservation repository for unedited ethnographic video recordings.

    Global Shakespeares
    An online archive of videos of performances of Shakespeare's plays from around the world. Includes essays from scholars and educators.

    Khan Academy
    A great source of video tutorials for math and science. For all levels.

    Philosophy TV
    Created by four UW-Madison graduate students, Philosophy TV is a website devoted to multimedia conversations on current philosophical topics.

    TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) offers videos of talks about big ideas from well-known people and experts in a variety of fields. Talks are 18 minutes or less in length.

    Virtual Cell Animation Collection
    High-quality animations of molecular and cellular processes. Developed by instructors at North Dakota State University, with funding from the National Science Foundation.

  • Images

  • American Museum of Natural History Digital Special Collections
    Provides access to the photographs, rare book illustrations, art and memorabilia held by the Library of the American Museum of Natural History.

    ArtsConnectEd is an interactive website that provides access to works of art and educational resources from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and Walker Art Center. Art Finder, ArtsConnectEd’s searchable environment, is where users can browse the museums’ digitized items including Works of Art, Texts, Audio and Video, and Interactive Resources.

    Digital Public Library of America
    The Digital Public Library of America brings together the riches of America’s libraries, archives, and museums, and makes them freely available to the world. It strives to contain the full breadth of human expression, from the written word, to works of art and culture, to records of America’s heritage, to the efforts and data of science.

    Google Art Project
    The Google Art Project uses Google's Street View mapping technology to take you inside some of the world's best art museums. You can view the artworks in high resolution and read information about the artist and artwork.

    Metropolitan Museum of Art: Collection
    More than 400,000 high resolution images from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's renowned collection. Images identified with the acronym OASC are cleared for free non-commercial use.

    New York Public Library Digital Gallery
    The New York Public Library Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.

    Wikimedia Commons
    A sister project of the popular Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons has millions of images, diagrams, animations, audio files, and video files that you can use. The media files in Wikimedia Commons are either open source or protected by a Creative Commons license, which means that they can be used for non-commercial purposes as long as credit is given to the creator of the file.

    This website from California State University's IMAGE project provides access to over 80,000 global images. Licensed for educational use with proper attribution.

  • Audio

  • LibriVox
    Free audiobook versions of books that are in the public domain.