The main search tool for CC licensed materials is “CC Search” which allows easy and quick access to content that can be shared, used and remixed. CC Search allows customised usage of Google and other well-known search engines by refining results down to resources that are licenced under creative commons, allowing searches across a range of formats and uses.
Some of the most popular websites in the world can be also used to find CC licensed materials: Google, the most visited global search engine, allows searches for openly licensed resources by going to the advanced search page and setting “usage rights” parameters to “Free to use, share, or modify”.
allows for access to CC licensed videos which can be found by typing in your search term followed by a comma and then “creativecommons”. A second method allows for a filtering of results by first typing in your search term and pressing Enter, then filtering the results by selecting “Creative Commons” under the ‘Features’ header. Wikipedia offers millions of pages of information licensed under CC BY SA.
In addition to these websites there are other websites which can be used to find CC licensed images, music and videos and these are listed below.
Where to find CC licensed images
Where to find CC licensed music
Where to find CC licensed videos
Where to find other CC licensed material