One Search has an option to limit your results to open access
1. Go to One Search
2. Enter your search terms
3. Click Search
4. On the results page, select the Open Access filter
5. Click Apply Filters
You can also limit to particular Content types, such as book, video, images, audio and more by clicking on Content Type.
A massive open online course (MOOC) is an online course freely available to anyone who wants to participate.
Public domain resources are not covered by copyright, trademark or patent laws usually because the copyright of an item has expired and can be used without seeking the permission of the copyright holder.
The time content takes to enter the public domain varies from place to place and can be dependent on the medium, most commonly in Australia 70 years after the death of the creator for artistic or literary works, photographs, computer programs etc.
1. Enter your search terms into the Google search box
2. Go to Settings > Advanced search > Usage rights
3. Select from the options relating to use, sharing, commercial use and modification
1. Conduct your advanced search in Google Images
2. Go to > Usage Rights
3. Select > Creative Commons Licences
1. Enter your search terms in the Flickr search box
2. Click the 'Any licence' drop down to view and select options to filter your search results to indicate content covered by all CC licences, permitting commercial use, and permitting modification or adaptation.
1. Enter your search terms in YouTube
2. Go to filters > Creative Commons
3. This will display items with a CC BY license
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