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Social Work Research Support

This guide is designed to assist in your research process. The guide contains research resources related to Research Design, Literature Review, Research Methods, Data Analysis and Ethics.

Directory of Open Access Books

WorldWideScience Sources

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Platforms of Journals

Bentham Open Science Journals




Open Access Theses and Dissertation

OER Research Books

Open Educational Resources

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.” (Definition by UNESCO).

Where to find open textbooks

Open text College

Initiated by Rice University, their free textbooks are developed and peer-reviewed to ensure they meet the scope and sequence requirements of college courses.

Open textbook Library

Created by the University of Minnesota to support development of high-quality open textbooks in various subjects.

MERLOT Open Textbook

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) is a curated resource of free and online textbooks for use in teaching and learning.

OER Commons

Digital content hub that offers a suite of OER implementation support and helps faculty get the right OER for their students.

BMET Digital Library

The Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) Library is a digital library containing resources for BMETs working in the developing world. Our open-source collection provides information about repair and preventative maintenance of medical devices, healthcare technology managementBiomedical Equipment Technician’s Assistant skills, as well as resources on a variety of topics like mathematicselectronicsphysiology and more!


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