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Open Educational Resources (OER): Social Work Resources

Social Work Resources

Open Social Work, a website developed by social work professor Matthew DeCarlo and librarian Kimberly Pendell, has useful information on open education and open access of interest to educators and practitioners in the field of Social Work.

Along with colleague Anne Marie Gruber, they recently completed a project to link to and organize dozens of open resources in Social Work, including more than 50 open textbooks for Social Work education and over 100 open access books for Social Work.

The full list of OER textbooks is at  It includes textbooks in the following subject areas:

The list of open access books is available at These books are freely accessible but typically do not allow derivative works to be created. Books in the following subject areas are included:

To search for additional OER materials in Social Work, use the Find OER tab on this guide. OASIS Search and the OER Metafinder may be especially useful search engines!