On this OER attributions page, explore: What an "attribution" is; the basic TAL formula for attribution statements; and online tools to help you create attributions, like the Open Attribution Builder tool.
What are attributions, and how do you create them?
What are attributions?
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.
Always give credit to OER you use/create by adding attribution statements.
The simplest formula for creating attribution statements is TAL: Title, Author, License.
User-friendly form from Open Washington to help you build consistent and concise attributions for citing open material you find and use, or to attribute yourself when you create something and want to share. This builder is also embedded into Canvas! Includes both CC licenses and public domain designations.
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