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Library of the Health Sciences

How to put a creative commons license on your work

Licensing your work is a declarative act. To license your work with a creative commons license, simply place a statement somewhere on your work specifying what type of creative commons license it has, and link back to the Creative website so that readers can view a copy of the license.

CC BY: “This license lets others distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.”


 For more information about the licenses, contact your librarian, or see the website page: “About the Licenses.”


An example of a CC-license statement:

©2020 by Studenta Studenty & Studento Studentino. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution International license (CC BY). To view a copy of this license, visit


An example of a CC-license statement on a thesis:



An example of a CC-license statement on a presentation slide: