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Citing and Attributing Images

Citing and attributing images we use is important, even if the images are freely available online or out of copyright and in the public domain. Click on the guide link below to learn how to cite or attribute images properly:

Creative Commons Information

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.

Free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of “all rights reserved” to “some rights reserved.”

Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

About Finding Images and Multimedia

Images & Multimedia decorative element This page contains information to help you locate images and multimedia in open or creative commons licensed for use for online and in-class projects.

Finding Creative Commons Multimedia

Textbooks are not the only educational resources you might want to use in your class. Look below for ways to find audio, images, and video that can be freely used.

Finding Open Access or Creative Commons Images

Open Access image icon from noun projectLocating and using openly licensed, creative commons, or public domain content is a great alternative to requesting permissions or doing a fair use analysis on copyrighted images or other educational content. The following sites are a good starting point for your search:

Free Online Video Collections

Below is a selection of free online video collections.

Streaming Video Databases

Below are streaming video databases that the UO Libraries subscribes to. All of the individual titles in the databases can be found in LibrarySearch.

Image Resources: Other Useful Guides

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