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Basic Research Strategies for the Social Sciences

Basic research skills and resources in psychology, sociology and other disciplines of the social sciences. Research skills include: evaluating sources,finding and identifying journal articles, statistical information and websites.


This website is for beginning researchers in Sociology and other social science disciplines. This site will guide you to basic research strategies as well as access to a variety of resources and links to Internet websites many of which have been vetted by the subject librarian and faculty.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the subject librarian for the social sciences including Psychology, and Sociology.

Citation Style Guidelines and Support

Check out the Libraries' page on Citation Styles for help with other citation styles such as APA, and citation management systems such as RefWorks or Mendeley.

Style Guidelines for Sociology

Style Guidelines for Psychology

If You Must Search Google:

A nice Cheat Sheet for searching Google: