What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. It uses free legal tools to (such as copyright licenses) to provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to use and share your work.

For more information, visit About Creative Commons Licenses

How do I cite Creative Commons Licensing?

Creative Commons Best Practices for Attribution - You can use CC-licensed materials as long as you follow the license conditions. One condition of all CC licenses is attribution. Here are some good (and not so good) examples of attribution.  Many of the Creative Commons licensing asks users the creator of the material.

Creative Commons Licenses


Open Access

OpenAccess is the free, immediate, online availability of research articles coupled with the rights to use these articles fully in the digital environment.

For more information on Open Access resources, visit SPARC: https://sparcopen.org/open-access/