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J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

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Searching for Open Content

Most openly licensed content on the internet can be located using your favorite sites, but applying a Creative Commons filter to your search. This page walks you through searching common content sites including YouTube and Google Images, as well as tips for searching for Open Educational Resources and Library Subscribed Content.

1. Go to youtube.com and search for your topic
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2. Click on the FILTER icon in the upper left
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3. Select Creative Commons from the options
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4. Your results are filtered to Creative Commons licensed content only
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5. Video description contains license information
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1. From google.com click on Images in the upper right

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2. On the Google Images page, click on Settings in the lower right

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3. Click on Advanced Search

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4. Enter your search terms, scroll down to Usage Rights, select the permissions you want, click Advanced Search

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5. Your search results will be filtered to the permissions you selectedundefined

 

There are many collections of OERs available (see our OER guide for details.) A search tool like OASIS, above, searches across many collections of OERs. Keep your search terms broad for best results. Narrow search results by Type, Subject, Source, License or Review filters

 

Searching for library subscribed content is best done through the library's website. See Library & Research 101: Searching/Research for details. If searching from off-campus you will be promoted to login with your username and password before you can access the subscribed content.