Digital Literacy Resources


Creative Commons

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


Links to Copyright & Fair Use Information

Fair Use Guideline for Educational Multimedia:
Copyright Alliance Education Foundation

Sites for Creative Commons Sound Files & Music

Sites for Creative Commons Images

  • Flickr- Go to the Flickr Advanced Search page. ( –> click on search –> click on advanced search –> enter a keyword, like “animals”, scroll down and tick the box that says “search only in Creative Commons-licensed content”).

  • FlickrCC- a website which will look for CC images on Flickr and give you the attribution. It is a faster option than the instructions above, but it isn’t always updated. Please click on the original image to make sure the attribution details are correct.

  • Pics4Learning- Over 35000 images for educational purposes

  • Wikimedia Commons (4 million images in the public domain)

  • Free Images (6000 stock photos, and they require you to credit them as the source)

  • World Images (80,000 photos from the California State University IMAGE project, under a non-commercial CC license)

  • ELT Pics (Images taken by teachers for teachers, collected via Twitter and stored on Flickr, under a non-commercial CC license)

  • PhotoPin (a search engine that finds Creative Commons images)

  • Wylio- Search engine for CC images for bloggers

  • CC Image Search Engine

  • Compfight

  • PhotoXpress offers 10 free stock images a day

  • Hubspot Stock Images