Creative Commons has fully launched its new CC Search tool following a beta period, the organization has announced. The tool provides rapid access to a library of more than 300 million images indexed from 19 different collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, DeviantArt, Behance, Flickr, and Thingiverse

Users can search for images using keywords and filter the results based on the license type and/or the collection from which the content is sourced. The new search tool has a cleaner interface with improved navigation and direct access to attribution code and text.

The old search portal is still accessible online, but Creative Commons says the new CC Search tool has been given a number of changes that speed up loading times and also improve search phrase relevance. As well, CC Search implements a number of critical bug fixes that aren't available on the old search portal.

Starting later this year, Creative Commons plans to start indexing open textbooks, audio, and other CC-licensed materials with CC Search.