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Creative Commons: A Quick Overview

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Creative Commons and other Open Access Resources on the Web

Note to Teachers: Students should be supervised when searching these databases – some material may not be suitable for younger students.

Information about Creative Commons

Search tools for finding Creative Commons and Open Access resources 
These sites have material which is searchable by how they can be used, including whether they are under a Creative Commons licence:

Web resources where all material is CC licensed or open access text

Images

Sound

Video

Collections

  • http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html - provides free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.
  • http://www.opendoar.org/ - a directory of open access academic repositories, featuring collections such as:
    • http://www.tlrp.org/ - the Teaching and Learning Research Programme supports and develops the UK's educational research to improve outcomes for learners of all ages.
    • http://www.hsdvl.org/ - the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics, has built an extensive collection of digital video materials supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education reform.
  • http://www.overmundo.com.br/banco/banco.php - Overmundo Banco de Cultura - Brazilian multi-format CC archive (in Portuguese, but you can view the licences in English).

Web resources where some material is CC licensed or open access Images

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For further information, contact your local copyright manager.

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