at the bottom of the advanced search page, you can use the Usage Rights pull down to select the Creative Commons license you wish to search for.
Reminder – even though you filter, check on the actual image site to be sure of the CC licensing or user permissions.
Bing Image Search - will help you find results from Flickr, Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, and general web pages. You can take advantage of the Bing filters to refine your searching and to select a CC licensing you prefer
Once you type in your initial search, you will have an initial set of results
use the Licensing pull-down to filter for the appropriate CC licensing (far right).
reminder – even though you filter, check on the actual image site to be sure of the CC licensing or user permissions.
Europeana – is a gateway to European cultural assets, through this one site you can search for artworks, cultural items, archival collections from participating institutions all around Europe. This site is a gateway, and once you have selected the items you want you will be redirected to the website of the institution that owns the item, and often these sites will not have English translations. To find an item with the Creative Commons licensing you prefer -
Once you type in your initial search on the main page, you will have a list of filters on the left hand side of the page
Use the "Can I use it?" and "By Copyright" filters to narrow down your results
Flickr - is to image sharing as YouTube is to video sharing. There is content from individuals as well as organizations like the Metropolitan Museum, of Art and the Library of Congress among others.
take advantage of the advanced image search, to refine your searching and to select a CC licensing you want to search for
(last option on the advanced search page)
check out the Flickr Commons for public photo archives (http://www.flickr.com/commons)
reminder – even though you filter, check on the actual image to be sure of the CC licensing or user permissions
Browse by search, collection, or alphabetically by keyword.
All images can be downloaded in .SVG, .PDF, and .PNG (up to 2000px X 2000px) formats.
TheNounProject- The Noun Project is a collection of openly licensed icons. Most icons can be downloaded as both .PNG or .SVG files. All icons can be downloaded free of copyright for a small fee (usually a couple dollars), or free of charge under the terms of a Creative Commons license. Note that when an icon is downloaded free of charge, the illustrator's name is in the lower left corner of the image. This can be cropped off, but attribution must still be given in an appropriate place near the use of the image.
This is not a complete list, and this list will be periodically updated.
Finding Open Content
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges has a great OER website.