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Creative Commons and the Public Domain: Open Educational Resources

This guide explains how to find scholarly and creative work that can be reused in educational materials, theses, and the like. It also explains how to license one's own work for reuse.

Finding Open Educational Resources (OERs)

A Sample OER

3D models of pathogens

These 3D models of infectious pathogens are made freely available by chemistry faculty at Lawrence University. The models can be downloaded, printed, adapted, and reused because they are shared with Creative Commons licenses. Find many other samples in this OER guide.

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