All Creative Commons (CC) licenses require attribution. In other words, these licenses require you to give credit to the creator of a work you are reusing, revising, or remixing. The resources on this page provide tools and more information for attributing the creators of CC-licensed work. (See our page on Creative Commons and CC licenses for more information about these open licenses.)

Getting Started

  • Best practices for attribution
    This page at the CC Wiki gives guidelines for creating attributions as well as examples of what to do—and what not to do—in an attribution.
  • Open Attribution Builder
    This tool from Open Washington automatically generates an attribution as you complete the form.

Additional Resources

  • Attribution Statements for Remixed OER Content [PDF]
    “This guide will help you attribute combined materials following attribution standards established by Creative Commons, while maintaining readability and usability for your students. We will also look at accessibility issues for students who require screen readers.”
  • Citation vs. Attribution
    Citations and attributions share characteristics but are distinct. This chapter in the BCcampus Open Education Self-Publishing Guide “defines citation and attribution, explains how and when they should be used in an open textbook, and discusses their purposes, similarities, and differences.”
  • Marking your work with a CC license
    This page at the CC Wiki gives examples of how to mark your work with the CC license you have chosen for it, so that other people can credit you properly.
  • Textbook Affordability: Attributions
    This guide from the library at Mt. Hood Community College provides additional resources on building correctly formatted attributions.