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Open Educational Resources Guide: Guides, Repositories & Collections

A faculty guide to OER maintained by the Leeward Library

Resource Guides

The following are guides to open content and educational resources.


Digital Public Library of America

Portal to millions of digitized images, documents, and primary source materials from America's archives, libraries, and museums.

Pixabay is a database of more than 500,000 photos, illustrations, vector graphics and videos released into the public domain under Creative Commons licenses.

Wikimedia commons
This is a database of nearly 30 million media files that are either in the public domain or Creative Commons licensed. You may check any individual item you find to view the licensing.

All clipart in Openclipart is in the public domain. Images can be downloaded in various sizes and formats.

Flickr Commons
Numerous participating institutions share images from the world's public photography archives.

Flickr Advanced Search
Use the advanced search feature to limit your image search by size, date, and creative commons licenses.

Google Images
Use the advanced search facets to limit the usage rights of the images you search.


CC0 images from the public domain. Free to use, edit, and modify for personal and commercial uses.

This database provides access to the California State University IMAGE Project. It contains approximately 100,000 images from around the world that are available under Creative Commons licenses. For more information about restrictions to the use of the images check the “Conditions of Use of Website Images” section available form the main page.

This is an online resource for visual arts that includes a collection of over 100,000 images available for educational use.

Repositories and Collections

Digital repositories and referatories will aid in your discovery of open education resources. Search for textbooks, modules, learning objects, videos, and more.

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