Creative Commons Resources
Creative Commons Search
Use Creative Commons' search tool to locate a variety of multimedia resources.
Search for images with Creative Commons licenses.
Google Advanced Search
At the bottom of Google's advanced search, use the "usage rights" dropdown menu to search for content you can use, share, or modify.
The Public Library of Science (PLOS) is an open access publisher of scientific research articles and reviews.
Use this site from the Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) to learn about and locate Open Educational Resources (OER).
What is Creative Commons?
According to creativecommons.org, "Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.
Our free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”
Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs."
Creative Commons is also an excellent way for educators and students to find and use content with less restrictive, easy-to-follow copyright rules.