Table of Contents
- Copyright Information
- Tutorial: Searching the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
- Tutorial: Finding open images using Google
- Tutorial: Finding open images using Creative Commons Search
Copyright law gives authors/creators the exclusive right to do (and authorize others to do) the following: reproduce the work, prepare derivative works, distribute copies of the work, perform the work publicly, and display the work publicly.
If the work is licensed under copyright, you are required to obtain permission for use. Open Educational Resources (OER) are published under Creative Commons licenses and adhere to the 5Rs to revise, remix, reuse, retain, and redistribute allowing them to be adaptable and sharable without requiring permission or legal repercussions.
Searching the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
The DOAJ is an online directory that provides access to high quality, peer-reviewed, open access journals.
1. To Search for JOURNALS: from the homepage enter the journal title (uncheck “articles” if you would prefer not to search articles also) or keywords for journal. Run query. Review results.
Finding Open Images Online
1. Go to Google Images (http://google.com/images)
2. Run a search. The displayed images will be a mix of protected images and open.
3. To find open images, click “Tools”
4. Select “Usage Rights” and select your preferred filter. “Labeled for reuse with modification” is the most open and will limit the images to those licensed for commercial/noncommercial purposes and modification.
5. Select an image and “View” or “View Page”
6. Review the license.
7. On Wikimedia Commons the license is located beneath the image, under “Summary.” See images below for additional examples from Pixabay and Flikr.
Using Creative Commons:
1. Go to http://creativecommons.org/
2. Click “Search the Commons”