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Narrowing Google searches by license

It is possible to narrow your Google search by type of license. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to Google search at
  2. Before you do your search, look for Settings (may be in different places depending on your browser and browser version)
  3. Choose Advanced Search from the settings menu
  4. Scroll down the page to the Usage Rights drop down. You should see 5 options where you can choose to narrow by different type of license.
  5. Select the Creative Commons licenses option and then perform your search.