72 Social Work

Scientific Inquiry in Social Work

This social work text has been positively reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in scientific inquiry with a social work perspective, from ethics to sampling. Reviews are available.

Includes: Instructor resources, student resources, summaries, real-world applications

Principles of Social Psychology

This social work text has been positively reviewed. It covers introductory concepts in social psychology. Reviews are available.

Includes: Index, glossary, exercises

Graduate research methods in social work: A project-based approach

This textbook is aimed at graduate-level social work students. It provides an introduction to the research process, with a focus on ethics and values. It has been reviewed.

Includes: Glossary, workbook, quiz bank, sample assignments

Human behavior in the social environment: Vol I and Vol II

This discusses biopsychosocial, sociocultural, and social change dimensions of behaviour, as well as information on human development from the prenatal period through late adulthood. Reviews are available for volume I and volume II.

Includes: Recommended videos

Wellbeing, freedom, and social justice: The capability approach re-examined

This book provides an in-depth examination of the capability approach, including a discussion of common critiques. It has been reviewed.

Immigrant and refugee families: Global perspectives on displacement and resettlement experiences, 2nd ed.

Offers an interdisciplinary perspective on immigrant and refugee families, including the areas of economics, politics, health, and human rights. Reviews are available.

Includes: Case studies, videos

Foundations of Social Work Research

Introductory text on research methods in social work. Reviews are available.

Includes: Practice behaviour index, key takeaways, glossary, list of links by chapter, accessibility rubric

Guidebook for Social Work Literature Reviews and Research Questions

Short guidebook providing an overview of literature-based research in social work.

Includes: List of links by chapter, accessibility rubric

Introduction to Social Work

This book was written by MSW students to provide an overview of topics in social work, including in child welfare, health, criminal justice, and services to the elderly.

Includes: Terms lists, case studies

Decolonizing Pathways towards Integrative Healing in Social Work

This text considers integrative healing from the decolonizing perspective, drawing from the traditional knowledge and stories of Indigenous peoples.

Includes: Discussion guide

Understanding Homelessness in Canada: From the Street to the Classroom

This textbook covers homelessness in a multidisciplinary way. Please note that while this resource is free to use and redistribute, it is not licensed for editing.

Includes: Real life scenarios, interactive activities, key takeaways, videos, student research ideas

Social Work, Sociometry, and Psychodrama: Experiential Approaches for Group Therapists, Community Leaders, and Social Workers

Published by Springer, this text focuses on the intersection of social work with psychodrama, discussing how this approach can be used in trauma-informed practice.

Reciprocal Relationships and Well-being: Implications for Social Work and Social Policy

This title includes chapters from Canada, the US, the UK, Finland, and Austria. It provides an overview of social policy and social care practices relevant to reciprocity.

The Service User as a Partner in Social Work Projects and Education

This anthology describes projects and courses in which service users have been involved.

A Toolkit for Teaching Communication Skills in Social Work

This toolkit features 5 videos with transcripts and a teaching guide.

Open Social Work

This website was created collaboratively by a social work professor and social work librarian to support open education. It includes a list of open textbooks, and a list of open access books.


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