Free Sound Sources on the Web

For CSU, Chico Faculty,Staff and Students

Classical music library from Alexander Street Press

General Sound Sources

Jamendo is one of the search engines listed on the  Creative Commons website

Free Music Archive The music is free, but it still has copyright restrictions Slick site. Emphasis seems to be on lines from popular movies, tv shows and commercials. There are also sound effects. It'searchable. Has a huge list of movies. The sound effects could have potential for livening up educational web sites. Regarding copyright:Who knows where they came from? Lookout.

Website on how How to find free sounds and sound effects from
Soundsnap is their favorite source for finding free sound effects and loops online.

BBC archives:

Specialized and Humorous Sounds

The Human Experience-audio vignettes about us. (Anthropology)
"What have we learned about ourselves as human beings? Who are we and why do we do what we do? Explore these questions in an audio essay series created by a group of anthropologists at the University of New Mexico. These essays were prepared in order to share with people everywhere the wisdom gained through the study of human cultures and behavior around the world."

Remember that Windows also has built in sound files.


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