Finding Openly Licensed Content

If you are adapting an existing open textbook or creating a new one, you may want to find additional resources to use. Ideally, content licensed with a CC-BY license provides the most flexibility for re-use, so we recommend trying to find content for re-use with that specific CC-BY license. If you are planning to make adaptations to the resource, you will want to avoid any CC material that has the -ND (No Derivative) attribution as this content can be re-used, but not adapted.

If you are looking for Creative Commons licensed content, you can try the following services and search engines;

There are many more places to find open resources. A comprehensive list of openly licensed repositories is located in the OER Handbook for Educators, including some subject area specifics.


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USask Open Textbook Authoring Guide - Ver.1.0 Copyright © 2016 by Distance Education Unit, University of Saskatchewan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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