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How To: Find Sources

Use the tabs below to find information and links on finding different types of sources.

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Copyright, Fair Use, and Videos

Educational Videos

  • Khan Academy

    offers a sequenced structured series of more than 2,000 educational videos offering complete curricula in mathematics (and now in other subjects).

  • TED Talks

    Award winning, educational, innovative and inspirational 18-minute talks. TED Talks are licensed under Creative Commons, so users are welcome to link to or embed these videos.


  • YouTube EDU

    YouTube EDU is a repository of more than 500,000 educational videos from leading educational organizations, such as Stanford, PBS, and Khan Academy. Videos are organized into three major categories: Primary and Secondary Education, University, and Lifelong Learning. Within those categories, one finds videos organized by general academic subjects. This YouTube channel offers access to educational videos that range from academic lectures to inspirational speeches and everything in between.

  • Smithsonian Videos

    Experts in art, design, history, culture, and science and technology offer a variety of topics, starting with the contents of the Smithsonian museums. Along with about 450 videos classified by general broad subject matter, one finds twenty-eight browsable “playlists” about dance, music, race, American Indians, climate change, and more.

  • HippoCampus

    is a project of the Monterey Institute for Technology and Education (MITE). The goal of HippoCampus is to provide high-quality, multimedia content on general education subjects to high school and college students free of charge.
    HippoCampus was designed as part of Open Education Resources (OER), a worldwide effort to improve access to quality education for everyone. HippoCampus content has been developed by some of the finest colleges and universities in the world and contributed to the National Repository of Online Courses (NROC), another MITE project. HippoCampus is made possible by multiple grant donors.

  • Academic Earth

    Academic Earth's Mission: Academic Earth is an organization founded with the goal of extending high quality academic opportunities to people around the globe. Free Video Lectures from leading universities.

MOOCs: Massively Open Online Courses

Many major universities produce their own  high-quality educational videos - to accompany their free online courses - and open them to the public.