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Research Methods for Social & Behavioral Sciences

About this Guide

See below for a brief explanation of each page of this guide.

Research Methods

Resources to help with the social science research process, including formulating a research question.

Scholarly Sources

Learn about peer review, primary and secondary sources, and how to identify different types of scholarly articles. 

Finding Sources

Find a list of recommended research databases and learn how to develop search strategies.

Finding Statistics

Find reliable sources of data and statistics at the federal and state level.

APA Style

Guidance on APA style including how to format a paper, use in-text citations, and cite sources. Also, find information on writing annotated bibliographies and literature reviews.

Library Skills for SBS Research Methods Presentation

Database Quick Links

Quick links to the best databases for social sciences research. Find a complete list of online resources in the Find Sources tab with search strategies and tips.

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