Remember, citing openly licensed materials, whether they're images or videos or textbooks, is often referred to as "attribution" in the OER world. To "attribute" something, you are giving credit. It's the same idea as "citing" -- just a different term for it.
Citing = Attributing
Citation = Attribution
You can cite or attribute openly licensed materials in different ways. I will outline the two main methods below. Remember to always doublecheck with your instructors about which citation method(s) they prefer.
Open License Attribution in Regular Citation Styles
If you need to cite your sources using a regular citation style, like APA or MLA, then you just simply add the CC or public domain license info at the end of your regular citation. Below is an example of citing an image with open licensing in APA.
Claypool, R. (2012, October 5). Flamingo [Photograph]. Retrieved from https://flic.kr/p/dh7axD. CC BY license.
Content on this page can be attributed to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Tacoma Community College and Lansing Community College Library.