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Behavioral Science

Behavioral Sciences Research Guide


Welcome to Methods of Behavioral Science Research!

This library guide has been prepared to help you with all your research needs. You will find helpful research tips about locating books and using article databases, links to writing research papers, statistical information, and valuable citation style information.

Athens State Writing Center

Have questions about writing your paper? How about citation help? Well, the Athens State Writing Center, located on the first floor of the library, is here to assist you. Call the Center at 256-216-6665 or e-mail at

The Writing Center is open Monday through Friday during regular school semesters to offer free assistance to Athens State students. To view its schedule and available appoint times, please register and log in through the online schedule system.

For more information, go to the Writing Center webpage.

General Social Survey

General Social Survey

Quick Guides

Library Quick Guides provide information about research such as accessing articles, finding e-books, and evaluation your sources. Take a look!


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