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Shmoop Study Guides
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Shmoop wants to make you a better lover (of literature, history, poetry and writing). See many sides to the argument. Find your writing groove. Understand how lit and history are relevant today. We want to show your brain a good time.  Our mission: To make  ...

Copyright & Open Licenses


Editorial Content

All Curriki editorial content is copyrighted by Curriki. These materials are shared under a Creative Commons Attribution license.


Resources & Selecting an Open License


Video: Introduction to Copyright & Open Educational Resources

Visit the full course to learn more about licensing!


All resources added to or created in the Curriki repository, or attached to a Curriki repository resource are shared either under a Creative Commons 3.0 license or Teacher's Domain Download and Share license, as determined by the author or contributor. The author or contributor must have rights to these materials to share them.

Selecting a Creative Commons License

The majority of the resources fall under the Creative Commons license. It is up to the contributor to choose the Creative Commons license that best describes the rights he or she has to the material. (If a contributor links to outside materials on another web site, these materials need not fall under a Creative Commons license.)

Curriki uses the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license as its default license when a member creates a resource because it provides the most flexibility to the community and allows members to use and modify others’ contributions. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the contributor's work, even commercially, as long as they credit the contributor for his or her original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered, in terms of what others can do with works licensed under Attribution. Again, the contributor must choose the Creative Commons license that suits the content being posted.

For more guidelines about posting, using, and removing materials on Curriki, read the Terms of Service.

Selecting Teacher's Domain Download and Share License

Resources contributed by WGBH fall under the Teacher's Domain Download and Share license. This license is used exclusively for their resources. To learn more about this license please visit Teacher's Domain.

More Information

For more information about licensing content under Creative Commons, or information about citing resources, read this informative article in Curriki’s Help section.