Open Access eResources Audio Links

Library Databases



  • Historical Voices – audio collections and an audio archiving standardization project.
  • IMLS Digital Collectionsincludes Image, Sound, Moving Image, and Physical Object (photos of objects), as well as Interactive, Text, and Data.
  • World Public Library MP3 eBooks – audio recordings of classic literature and poetry, such as Poe’s “The Pit and the Pendulum” and Whitman’s “Song of Myself”.
  • National Jukebox @ – free recordings from the extraordinary collections of the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center and other contributing libraries and archives. 
  • ccMixter – Creative Commons licensed music, audio, and video available for use and reuse.
  • CBC Massey Lectures – annual lecture since 1961, “the CBC will invite a noted scholar to undertake study or original research in his field and present the results in a series of half-hour radio broadcasts.”
  • – free spoken word content from the British Broadcasting Corporation and similar open sources of spoken word broadcasting.
  • Lit2Go – audiobook versions of literature specifically arranged and categorized for teachers of literature. Some reading strategy/lesson plan materials available as well.
  • Woodberry Poetry Room – streaming audio of recordings from Harvard’s Woodberry Poetry Room audio collection.
  • Science Friday – the podcasts of this weekly show are available on the website and in iTunes. Also available are videos, blog posts, and teacher resources.
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