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Creative Commons for Religious Professionals: Finding Creative Commons Material

Finding Creative Commons Material

There are hundreds of millions of Creative Common licensed resources on the internet. From Wikipedia to Vimeo, you can find text, images, audio, and video that you can reuse and often remix to fit your creative vision and the information needs of your community. 

Creative Common Resources

Images licensed with Creative Commons are some of the most widespread and easily accessed Creative Common resources.

The Creative Commons Search includes over 500 million images. It also allows you to search for specific licenses such as ones that allow for adapting or commercial use. 

Creative Commons licensed music can be used in various ways, including being integrated into video recordings, added podcasts, and remixed into entirely new songs. 

Here is a list of resources provided by Creative Commons:

ccMixter BeatPick
Free Music Archive CASH Music
Jamendo SectionZ
Magnatune Opsound
Fugue Music

Internet Archive’s Netlabels Collection

List from Legal Music For Videos by Creative Commons. Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Vimeo has an easy to explore section dedicated specifically to videos licensed with Creative Commons you can find at:  Creative Commons on Vimeo

Youtube also contains Creative Commons Videos. However, they are more difficult to find.  This guide will show you how to search for Creative Common Videos on Youtube. 

OER Resources

"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse at no cost, and without needing to ask permission. Unlike copyrighted resources, OER have been authored or created by an individual or organization that chooses to retain few, if any, ownership rights." (Source: "Getting Started with OER" by OER Commons. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0)  

Creative Commons License

Except where otherwise noted, content on this Library Guide is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Creative Commons License

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