Where to find materials for our work

Open educational resources also include lesson plans, individual photographs, Wikipedia entries, and YouTube videos, as long as they’re uploaded on a free license or are in the public domain.

We encourage you to build upon and add to this shared good, which includes using and editing existing materials. Below, you’ll find some examples of website where you can find quality open materials for your own use. Simply remember to always attribute the source.


Where to find materials for creating open educational resources

We recommend websites and search engines that make finding resources in the public domain or available through free licenses easier.
Search, download, and use them in your own work.
Remember to always pay attention to the licenses.

Search engines:
Googleadvanced search - allows to search through materials with chosen license
Creative Commons Search - helps to find photographs and graphics available on CC licenses
DuckDuckGo – helps to find videos available on CC licenses
Can We Image - finds photographs available on CC licenses
Europeana (entry point to cultural institutions’ databases across Europe)
Polona (digital library uploading materials from the National Library of Poland)
YouTube (after changing your settings, you can find films on free licenses)
Wolne Lektury - a project by Modern Poland Foundation, collecting works in the Wolne Lektury library that can be freely accessed, listened to, downloaded, shared with others, and cited
Projekt Gutenberg - an online library, offering books from the entire world