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Open Educational Resources Subject Guide: Social Work

Open Social Work


The Open Social Work website was created by Matthew DeCarlo, PhD, MSW (Assistant Professor of Social Work La Salle University) and Kimberly Pendell, MSIS (Social Work & Social Sciences Librarian/Associate Professor at Portland State University).

Sections included are:

  • Open Textbooks - many options for open textbooks through sites like Open Textbook Library, LibreTexts, Merlot, etc.
  • Open Access Books for Social Work - curated books in subjects like Child Welfare, Gerontology, Sustainability and more.
  • OER Guide for Faculty - covering the basics for faculty and includes open education, open pedagogy, open textbooks and more.