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Creative Commons Licenses

Creative Commons Information

Some sites provide content (images, videos, music, etc.) that are freely available for use. This type of material is often called “open access”.  When using all of these sites, please review their Terms of Use. 
To learn more about Creative Commons and the six levels of Creative Commons Licensing, go to:
or click on the Types of Licenses tab on this page.

Creative Commons provides six licenses as described below. Resources with the following licenses -- CC BY, CC BY-SA and CC BY-ND -- can be linked to and used within courses. Click the image below to link to more information about Creative Commons licenses.



Click the button above to search for content covered by Creative Commons Licenses. Then search by keyword(s) and select the type of content (image, music, video) needed.

Finding Images