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Finding media for educational purposes: Finding Media to Reuse

This guide focuses on ways to find images, music, and video that you can reuse (and in some cases alter) for educational purposes.

Creative Commons & Copyright Presentation

The UF Libraries participated in international Open Access Week 2009.

View a video of the session on Creative Commons & Copyright.

Download the session powerpoint.

Open Access Buttons by h_pamel

Flickr & Creative Commons

Flickr is an image sharing website where users can upload photos, organize them into collections, and share them using creative commons licenses.

NOT ALL photos on Flickr are free to reuse, but many are. Watch this video (created by Kara Dawson, UF college of Education) that shows how to search for creative commons images in Flickr.

Creative Commons

Search creative commons to find images, video, and music that you can reuse!

What is Creative Commons? Its an alternative to traditional copyright. Its a new way to license creative work that enables collaboration. Depending on the type of creative commons license, you can use, alter, or remix the images, video, and music created by other people. Get started by searching!

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Artstor logo

"ARTstor is a nonprofit digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes." (

The images available in the ArtStor database can be used for educational purposes in the classroom. To use ArtStor images in the online learning environment, make sure that your online classroom is password protected and accessible only to UF students, faculty, and staff.

UF Digital Collections

The UF Libraries Digital Collections contain images that can be reused by UF students, faculty and staff for educational purposes. These images include maps, herbarium specimens, university archives, photographs, graphic arts images, and much more!

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