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OER: Open Educational Resources

Search for OERs

Search: Open Access & Open Educational Resources

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Where to find OER content

What is the Public Domain?

Works created by the Government are in the public domain. For example images and content from NASA, The National Library of Medicine, Pamphlets created by the National Parks system, economic reports published by the GPO, are just a few examples of content that may be used.

Sources of Public Domain Images

Sources of Public Domain Movies

Public Domain News

What is openly licensed media (aka: Creative Commons media)?  

Media = images, videos, drawings, audio, music, etc.

Openly licensed= A license that allows the creator to both maintain copyright and to give others permission to use their works without fear of copyright infringement.

These licenses come from an organization called Creative Commons. Creative Commons provides a system of licenses that allows the creators to determine exactly how they want their content to be used.

Information about Creative Commons Licenses

Where to Find Creative Commons & Openly Licensed Media

If you haven’t watched the three videos on open licenses and Creative Commons above, please do so before continuing. Those videos will help you understand the significance of searching for and using open media.

The video below will give you tips on how to find openly licensed media through Creative Commons Search and Google Images.

Sources of Creative Commons Images

Sources of Creative Commons Music

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