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Open Educational Resources (OER) at Montana State University

Information on Open Educational Resources (OER) and initiatives at MSU.

Overview of Creative Commons

Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. Creative Commons licenses are not an alternative to copyright. They work alongside copyright and enable you to modify your copyright terms to best suit your needs.

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Types of Licenses

Understanding the Creative Commons Licenses creative commons license types ordered by openness

How to Use the Licenses

Things to Consider Before Licensing Your Work
Choose A License
Marking Your Work with CC License
Best Practices for Attribution
Open Attribution Builder

Creative Commons License Attribution Video

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Creative Commons License
Montana State University (MSU) Library Research Guide on Open Educational Resources (OER) by Doralyn Rossmann is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This guide is a modified version of a guide created by Regina Gong at Lansing Community College Library.