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Finding and Using Creative Commons Works

Learn how to incorporate Creative Commons licensed materials into your research and other projects.

About this Guide

This guide covers how to find Creative Commons licenses materials, how to incorporate Creative Commons licensed materials into your research, and best practices for citing Creative Commons licensed materials.

Related Library Guides

The library has additional guides related to copyright and author rights that may be helpful.

These resources are meant to provide you with guidance, but not legal advice. Further questions about copyright can be sent to Sara Benson, the Copyright Librarian, for assistance. Sara can be reached at srbenson@illinois.edu.

Licensing

Creative Commons CC-BY 4.0 License

Except where otherwise indicated, original content in this guide is licensed under a  Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 license. You are free to share, adopt, or adapt the materials. We encourage broad adoption of these materials for teaching and other professional development purposes, and invite you to customize them for your own needs.