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What is Creative Commons?
Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools.
How do I use Creative Commons to find images?
Just search using the following link. Use their New Search feature!
Understanding Creative Commons
Creative Commons licenses allow you to reuse an image by following the guidelines for the specific licensed image. Creative Commons Images may be licensed in 6 different ways by their creator. These licenses are listed in order of broadest to most restrictive.
- Attribution (CC BY)
- Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)
- Attribution-NoDerivatives (CC BY-ND)
- Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)
- Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)
- Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives (CC BY-NC-ND)
View these videos to learn more, visit the Creative Commons Wiki, or access the Creative Commons Toolkit.
IMPORTANT: Note the Attribution for each image in your work, whether in print or online.
Creative Commons Licensing Types (6)
Creative Commons Licenses: Click on hyperlink for an explanation of each type.
Copyright and Creative Commons for Artists