Library:Copyright Resources/Creative Commons/Images

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These websites provide copyright-friendly images you can use freely as long as you abide by any terms of use provided by the owner of the content. Please see the Image Sources Tutorial for more resources and guidelines about using images in your works.

  • Flickr: Source of images and videos. Make sure to select the Creative Commons option in the Advanced Search Settings to filter for images with a Creative Commons license. Check The Commons to locate libraries and museums that share publicly held photography collections.
  • Wikimedia Commons: Contains millions of freely usable images and media, and anyone can contribute.
  • Libraries and Archives Canada: Historical materials, including images, videos, and written texts, many of which are in the public domain. Please see their copyright page for more info.
  • Images Canada: A gateway site to images of Canadian events, people, places and things. All images can be reproduced, in print and/or digital format, for the non-commercial purposes. Please see their copyright page for more info.