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Open Educational Resources: Creative Commons

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation that provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.

Attributing Creative Commons Materials
This handout, created by Creative Commons Australia, covers how to properly attribute content.

Choose a Creative Commons License
This page helps you choose the creative commons license you want to use by answering a few simple questions.

Creative Commons Search
This page provides a way to search for content with creative commons licenses on a variety of platforms, including Flickr, Jamendo, Google Images, and more.

"Get Creative: On the Origins of Creative Commons" (~6 minutes)
This Creative Commons animated film covers the basics of why the organization was formed, what they do and how.

Kleinman, M. (2008). The beauty of “Some Rights Reserved”: Introducing Creative Commons to librarians, faculty, and students. College & Research Libraries News, 69(10), 594-597. doi:

Licensing with Creative Commons
Fact sheet from Creative Commons USA

Test Your Knowledge: Match the Creative Commons License (OER License Game)
Activity that that provides users the opportunity to test your Creative Commons knowledge includes scenarios from both author and user perspectives.