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Media Creation Resources

Sound Effects (Library)

Pro Sound Effects (Online resource)

For sound effects on CD, LP or audio cassette tape in the Library, see tab Sound Effects on the Sound Recordings libguide.

Google Searches

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Sound Effects Freely Available (Web)

Free Sound Effects

  • "carefully selected links to websites containing free sound effects"


  • Creative Commons licensed sounds

Greg Smith Sound Effects Collection
(University Library, American University, Washington, DC)

PacDV free sound effects