Many open educational resources have already been developed and made available online. This page will give you ideas for finding images, media, and other types of OER. Note that, even if a particular website focuses on OER, it may contain other kinds of digital content so you should always check items individually for licensing information.
The Mason OER Metafinder allows you to search a variety of sources simultaneously, including the Library of Congress, Project Gutenberg, Open Textbook Library, OER Commons, OpenStax, Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, MERLOT, and Hathitrust. These sources have many OER as well as public domain materials.
This search tool allows you to find Creative Commons licensed material in Google and repositories including YouTube, Flickr, Wikimedia Commons, and others. Narrow your search by license type or by repository.
To find OER, look for advanced search options in the tools that you use. In Google, you can find advanced search under "settings." Look for "usage rights" once you've reached advanced search.
Similarly, in Google Images, look under "tools" for "usage rights." These tools allow you to narrow your search to find materials that you can modify or reuse.
Try a few of these sources when looking for videos, images, and media either licensed Creative Commons or in the public domain.