The social sciences fall along the continuum between the humanities and the natural sciences. Those working in the social sciences may use both quantitative and qualitative assessments to examine human behavior and relationships, and to further our knowledge of how people interact and which practices are socially beneficial. Psychology, economics, sociology, political science and geography are some of the subject areas embraced by this broad class of study. Some famous social scientists from history include anthropologist Margaret Mead, sociologist and writer W.E.B. Du Bois, psychologist B.F. Skinner, and architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
NCCC Databases for Researching Social Sciences
Various Websites across the Social Sciences
What are the Social Sciences?
APA Style Guide, Format and Citation
APA style, developed and maintained by the American Psychological Association, is often preferred in the fields of nursing and allied health, as well as the social sciences.