Resources for Finding Material You Can Use on the Internet

Creative Commons:

The Creative Commons is a non-profit corporation that provides free licenses for individuals who want to license their work in a way that allows for the work to be shared, remixed and/or used commercially.

The Creative Commons Search allows you to search for images, media etc that has been licensed through the Creative Commons.

Books and Articles:

Discipline- Specific Material


  • Wikipedia: Public Domain Images
    A list of sources for public domain images on the Internet.
  • Flickr Advanced Search for Images
    Before searching Flickr, scroll down and select “only search within creative commons licensed content”.
  • “The Commons” on Flickr
    Public photography archives with “no known copyright restrictions” on images.
  • Open Clip Art Library
    Clipart on the site is in the public domain and can be used and shared with no copyright restrictions.

Other Media (Music/Video)

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