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Research Methods for the Social Sciences

General Social Sciences Research - Free & Open Access

Social Psychology Network is an online resource that focuses on psychological teaching and research and links to over 20,000 resources on psychology.

Socjournal was founded in 2010 with the objective making the discipline of sociology accessible to the world and features columns, blog space, and scholarly article

SocArXiv Papers is an open archive of the social sciences. SocArXiv papers are moderated before appearing.

Working Papers Series is published by the Oxford University Department of Sociology. 

Evaluating Websites


All of the websites listed on this page are reliable sources of information.  However, this list is not exhaustive, and you may find websites not listed on this page that you want to use for your research. When deciding whether or not to cite a website in your research paper, you will want to apply some of the same general rules that you would use when determining the credibility and appropriateness of any information source. On the right is a guide to help you assess your web sources 

You should also know how to quickly assess the location in which online articles are published. Taking note of the website address suffix: .org, .gov, .edu, .com, .net.

See a breakdown here: URL & What it can tell you