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Media Resources

Legal Alternatives to Downloading Music and Video

EDUCAUSE Legal Alternatives for Downloading

Media Resources
View thousands of streaming videos for entertainment or educational purposes.  The library has a collection of DVDs available near the first floor service desk of the first floor of the library.

Internet Movie Database
Watch trailers and snippets of feature films.

Listen to free, streamed music with playlists determined by social networks ("people who liked this song also liked...").
Listen to free, streamed music and watch CBS-affiliated videos.  Playlists are affected by social networks including popularity, reviews, rankings, and tagged lists.

Pandora Internet Radio
Listen to free, streamed music online.  Playlists are determined by a personal profile of preferred songs and genres based on technology associated with Pandora's Music Genome Project.  A free account provides 40 free hours of listening monthly.

Public Libraries
Many public libraries offer extensive collections of DVDs and music CDs to borrow FREE. Many offer audiobook downloads for MP3 and iPods directly from their Web sites. Find your public library online with a Google search.

Radio Locator
Search for radio streams by musical format including Hip Hop, Jazz, Christian Contemporary, and more.  Lists more than 2,500 streaming stations.

Trailer Addict – Movie Trailers
Movie trailers are searchable by title, genre, actor, and more.  Requires Flash 9 or higher.