Doctor of Social Work (DSW) Research: Recommended Open Resources

This guide provides links to resources available at USC Libraries for researchers working in the area of social work.

Open Education Resources

Open Access Materials

Some open access materials can be found indexed in library owned databases. The following resources are all open-access.

Peer-reviewed Open Access Journals

Open Access means that you don't need a subscription or pay to read the work. So if you need high quality research without paying for articles, start here!

The Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) is a reliable source for open access journals on virtually any topic.

A list of open access journals relevant to social work topics are below.