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Open Educational Resources: Finding Images & Video

Finding Open Images

Google Image Search – will help you find results from Flickr, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and general web pages

  • you can take advantage of the advanced image search, to refine your searching and to select a CC licensing you prefer in two ways..
  • Use the licensing filter
    1. Once you type in your search term, you will get an initial set of results
    2. you will have a list of filters on the top of the page, click on Search Tools
    3. use the licensing pull-down filter named Usage Rights to select the Creative Commons license you wish to search for. 

Use the Google Advanced Search

  • at the bottom of the advanced search page, you can use the Usage Rights pull down to select the Creative Commons license you wish to search for.


Reminder – even though you filter, check on the actual image site to be sure of the CC licensing or user permissions.

Video Collections


Library Resources


All original content on this page is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. All linked-to content adheres to its respective license.

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