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Using Archival Footage, Photos, & Audio: Home

A resource guide for how to find and appropriately attribute free, public domain, and creative commons licensed footage, photos, and audio.

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"Citing your sources is not optional" says Dwight, a character from The Office TV show in this meme image.

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