Creative Commons

The UC Santa Cruz Libraries web pages are available under a Creative Commons license. This applies to all the content created by the Library for which the Regents of the University of California hold the copyright.

The terms:
  • Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY) - Anyone can distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon a work, even commercially, as long as they give credit for the original creation. Attribution should be given to "UC Santa Cruz University Library." Read more about this license and about Creative Commons at their website.

  • What’s included: Nearly all of the text on the site (, written by library employees. Basically, anywhere you see the CC-BY icon in the bottom right corner. Some examples would be our guides to writing a literature review or starting your research, or the descriptions of some of our unique collections.
  • What’s not included: Content the library does not own (like the articles in our licensed databases), and photos and images unless an image is accompanied by its own license. This includes the material in our digital special collections, which do not include the CC-BY icon. If you discover something that does have the license but does not appear to have been created by us, please send us an e-mail to let us know, and contact the copyright owner for permission if you wish to use it.