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Public Domain, Creative Commons, and Other Online Resources

Online Resources

Looking for resources to use in an online class? Needing content you can use in a digital project without violating copyright or searchable texts for text analysis? 

You can access thousands of full-text articles and books in any subject through our online databases, but many of those carry copyright that can restrict how the content can be used outside of specific licensing. While you maybe not be able to distribute or modify this content, you can link to it through Brightspace, email and more.

This guide will direct you to public domain and creative commons resources available online and free to use in a wider variety of ways.

In addition to the library's subscription-based databases, our digital collections in mDON give you access to hundreds of archival images, faculty and staff works, university publications, and more.