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The Internet Archive

As its name makes clear, the Internet Archive is an archive on the web. This is not just about the Internet, although you can use one of their services ‘the Wayback Machine’ to view historical versions of websites.

The Internet Archive is a useful place to find out things that you might not always appear in a search engine, including audio, video, books, music and much more.

https://archive.org

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The British Library

The British Library holds an extensive archive that covers many different areas that you may want to research or use in developing your stories and content. The online catalogue is widely accessible and is particularly useful as it generates a rich collection of images and texts. There are also a number of copyright-free images that are available to use for free.

https://www.bl.uk

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Flickr

As well as using Flickr for hosting and sharing your own images, you can also search Flickr for images available for reuse under Creative Commons or public domain licenses.

See: https://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

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Google Images

While search engines might seem a simple way to get find resources, it is often helpful to use a specific image search. On Google Images, it is easy to scroll through lots of images to quickly find content.

See: https://www.google.com/imghp

You can also search for free to use images via following the instructions here https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/29508?hl=en

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National Library of Scotland

The National Library of Scotland has a range of UK maps online. These are useful resources for identifying the historical location of buildings and features in the landscape. The library also has tools which enable you to compare and overlay maps.  Many of the maps on the website can be used for commercial, non-commercial, educational and private purposes under the terms of the Creative Commons license.

The National Library of Scotland webpage: https://maps.nls.uk

For more information on the Creative Commons , see: Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) licence

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YouTube

While it may seem obvious, YouTube is a simple service to use for finding and uploading video content. You can create your own channel which people can subscribe to and it also offers services such as live streaming and subtitles, which can improve the accessibility of your content. The service is stable, easy to use and has a large user base.

https://www.youtube.com