Updated 4 August 2022
Information about Creative Commons
- http://www.creativecommons.org – CC international site
- http://creativecommons.org.au/ – CC Australia site
- http://icommons.asbindia.org/ – iCommons – CC-founded open source community
- http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Content_Curators – List of sites which host CC-licensed material.
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:
- http://wordpress.org/openverse – Openverse search engine hosted on WordPress (formerly CC Search)
- http://www.google.com.au/advanced_search – Google advanced-search allows you to search for material based on its “usage rights”
- http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/– allows you to search the Flickr photo archive for CC material.
Web resources where all material is CC licensed or open access
- http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Books – CC wiki listing notable CC licensed books
- http://freewords.org/freepress/ – an artistic project which releases an eclectic mix of writing under CC licensing
- http://www.austlii.edu.au/ – collection of Australian state and federal legislation, case law and journals. AustLII participates in the free access to law movement
- http://doaj.org – an online directory that indexes and provides access to quality open access, peer- reviewed journals
- http://www.thecommonsjournal.org/index.php/ijc – an open access journal
- http://ck12.org – creates and aggregates high quality curated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math content
- http://en.wikibooks.org – an open-content textbooks collection.
- http://www.geograph.org.uk/ – photographs of the British Isles all under CC licences
- http://openphoto.net/ – a moderated photo community with over 3000 CC licensed photos in various categories
- http://wellcomeimages.org/ – a collection of openly licensed images from topics ranging from medicine and magic to science
- http://openstreetmaps.org – a map of the world built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain the source data
- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Maps_of_the_world – collection of maps contained within the Wikimedia Commons repository
- http://pixabay.com – a site where you can discover and share images free of all copyrights. All pictures are published under Creative Commons public domain deed CC0
- http://europeana.eu/portal – a portal that allows you to view materials from a range of Europe’s leading galleries, libraries, archives and museums
- http://eol.org – a site that gathers knowledge about all of Earth’s life forms and makes it available to everyone, anywhere
- http://plos.org – The Public Library of Science site aims to provide more open access to research materials
- http://scienceimage.csiro.au – the CSIRO’s collection of CC licensed images.
- https://filmmusic.io/ – all the music on this website can be used for free, even commercially and anywhere. The only thing you need to do is to make attribution and give appropriate credit.
- http://ccmixter.org – CC sound remix tool and archive
- http://jamendo.com – CC music distribution site
- http://cchits.net/ – collaborative podcast where users can contribute, find, and share music under CC licences
- http://soundcloud.com/creativecommons – an interactive community that shares various music and sounds under CC licenses.
- https://wiki.creativecommons.org/wiki/Films – CC wiki listing notable CC licensed films
- http://elephantsdream.org – Elephants Dream, open source film
- http://www.oddjobjack.com/freejack.php – Master flash files and bitmaps of every piece of art used in the Odd Job Jack cartoon, available under a CC licence
- http://vimeo.com/creativecommons – CC licensed videos available on Vimeo
- http://ted.com – A collection of CC licensed short talks on topics from all disciplines and across all cultures.
- http://www.curriki.org/– Curriki offers world-class learning materials freely available to educators, students, and parents around the world
- http://oercommons.org – a dynamic digital hub offering OER support including materials tools and training
- http://cnx.org – provides an open space where authors and learners can share and freely adapt educational materials such as courses, books and reports
- http://wikieducator.org/Main_Page – an evolving community based platform intended to facilitate collaborative learning
- http://www.saylor.org – provides online tuition free courses
- http://en.wikiversity.org– a project dedicated to learning resources, learning projects and research for use in all levels from pre-school to university
- http://www.livebinders.com/play/play/117659#anchor – provides learning resources for years K-12
- http://khanacademy.org – a website that provides free world-class education for anyone, anywhere
- http://p2pu.org/en – a community based and driven site that provides free courses on a range of topics
- http://www.scootle.edu.au/ec/p/creativeCommons – educational learning objects and digital resources made available under a CC License from Education Services Australia
- http://mathispower4u.yolasite.com – the site provides free math lessons and exercises.
- 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
- 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)
- http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/ – the World Bank’s open knowledge repository.
- http://www.berkleeshares.com/ – provides music lessons in text, audio and video format under CC licence.
Web resources where some material is CC licensed or open access Images
- http://www.flickr.com – online photo album – CC licensed material can be accessed via the main site, or through a dedicated portal at http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons
- http://youtube.com –apply the creative commons filter.
- http://www.archive.org/ – The Internet Archive is an internet library, hosting thousands of CC-licensed and Public Domain video, audio, and text items
- http://secondlife.com – Second Life, a resident built virtual world, which allows open licensing for content created in the world
- http://openclipart.org/ – Open Clip Art Library
- http://www.lightandmatter.com/ – The Light and Matter series of introductory physics textbooks is available for free under a CC licence
- http://trove.nla.gov.au – Trove helps you find resources relating to Australia. It brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations.
Remember that all CC material you use must be attributed. For information on how to attribute CC material, see How to Attribute Creative Commons Material.