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Drama: Sound Effects & Images

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Sound Effects

Drama Library Index of Sound Effects

Search the database by keyword for sound effects on CD and audio cassette. The collection includes sound effects from the BBC and from the Sound Ideas collection.  The Sound Ideas collection includes effects from Warner Bros (Looney Toons), Hanna-Barbera (The Flintstones), Rocky and Bullwinkle, Disney, and LucasFilm as well as royalty free production music of all types. 

Note:  The actual sound affects are not online but are available at the Drama Library.  Some of the resources are Library Use Only.  You are able to copy the sound effects and music onto CDs, DVDs, and mini discs.


BBC Sound Effects

These 16,016 BBC Sound Effects are made available by the BBC in WAV format to download for use under the terms of the RemArc Licence. The Sound Effects are BBC copyright, but they may be used for personal, educational or research purposes, as detailed in the license.


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