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Finding Multi-modal Sources and Resources
Open Access Images
From Justin Wadland, UW Tacoma Library.
"Images from sources on this page are available for use on the open web. You are free to use these images in multimedia projects, websites, blogs, portfolios, etc, that are open and available to the public. When you use these images, you do not need to restrict access to your class or academic environment."
Images from sources on this page are available for use on the open web. You are free to use these images in multimedia projects, websites, blogs, portfolios, etc, that are open and available to the public. When you use these images, you do not need to restrict access to your class or academic environment.
Always read and comply with the use restrictions for specific image sources. Always cite images someone else created.
Images: By Subject
From Justin Wadland, UW-Tacoma Library.
Streaming Media Collections A-Z
Alphabetic list of Libraries portals to media archives in all subject areas.
Music for Storytelling
Royalty free, but still may need permission or Creative Commons attribution.
Digital Collections | UW Libraries
This site features materials such as photographs, maps, newspapers, posters, reports and other media from the University of Washington Libraries (including Special Collections), University of Washington Faculty and Departments, and organizations that have participated in partner projects with the UW Libraries. The collections emphasize rare and unique materials.
TinEye Reverse Image Search
Users can either upload an image to the site or provide the image’s URL and the site finds similar images from its over 24 billion image repository. File sizes are limited to 20MB, and the image has to be in JPG, PNG or GIF formats. Users can sort their results by best match, most changed, biggest image, and so on.
Services Available for Multi-modal Projects
Campus Support and Online Tools for Making Multimodal Compositions
Supporting resources for English Department instructors teaching multi-modal composition.
Learning Technologies Workshops
Free workshops on iMovie, Audacity and podcasting, and more...
Online Tutorials | IT Connect
UW-IT’s Learning Technologies offers free technology workshops that can quickly help you to master the tools you want to use. For many of the workshops the course materials are available as online tutorials you can use any time. These workshops come in five series: Web Publishing, Graphics and Design, Digital Video, Digital Audio, and Documents and Spreadsheets
UW Libraries' Media Arcade
The Media Arcade is an audio/video viewing and makerspace where the UW community can watch and create videos, listen to and edit music, watch TV, play and critique video games, digitize and preserve vintage media.
Odegaard Library Sound Studio
The Odegaard Library Sound Studio is an on-campus media lab that contains high-end, professional tools for recording and editing audio. The Sound Studio’s professional, industry-standard hardware and software can take any project, no matter the scale. The Sound Studio is free to use for all students, faculty, and staff of the University of Washington and can be reserved on a first come, first serve basis. If you are unfamiliar with the equipment or would like to learn more about the Sound Studio, please attend one of the offered workshops.
UW STF Technology Loan Program
The Student Technology Loan Program allows students to borrow laptops, cameras, projectors, and other equipment for free. To be eligible for our program you must be enrolled for the current quarter at the Seattle campus. First time users must bring their Husky card and a form of government-issued ID.
Responsible Use and Citation of Sources
Introduction to copyright including exclusive rights, copyright duration, and fair use. Use the links to find more info about Fair Use, using copyright-protected works, Creative Commons licenses, and scholarly publishing and open access.
Public Performance Rights
Do you have questions about re-using, remixing, showing, screening, or presenting audio or video? If so, some of the resources on this page should give you a better sense of what you can legally and ethically do.
Citation Styles & Tools
Help with citing sources and tools for storing and organizing sources.
"Our tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work."
Use these worksheets from the National Archives and UW-Tacoma to help you evaluate media sources
Analyzing Multimodal "Texts" to deconstruct examples and discuss the decisions the developers made and why.
Tools for Creating Infographics