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1. Access and Subscriptions

2. Content

3. Content Display and Tools

4. Browse

5. Search

6. The Methods Map

7. Methods Lists

8. My Research/ My Account

9. Information on Compatible Browsers

10. Library Administrator FAQs

11. Title List

12. Promotional Materials

13. Training Materials

14. COUNTER 4 Reports FAQs

 

1. Access and Subscriptions - SAGE Research Methods


1.1 Accessing SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Research Methods Cases as a Subscriber

Subscribers can access either product in one of the following ways:

IP Authentication
Navigate to SRM or SRMC from a subscribed facility, library, library IP proxy service or library website and you should automatically be authenticated via IP address recognition (or by referring URL) without entering a username and password.


Athens and Shibboleth Authentication
Authentication via OpenAthens SP 2.0 is currently available. Shibboleth access for the UK will be available in mid 2014.   Please contact our technical support staff at onlinesupportus@sagepub.com in the Americas or onlinesupport@sagepub.co.uk in the rest of the world for more information.

Username and Password Authentication
If you are an individual with a username and password from SAGE you will initially see the public homepage by default.  Click the login link in the center of the homepage to enter your username and password to access your subscribed content. Upon successful login, the subscribers’ homepage will be displayed.

1.2 Becoming a Subscriber on SAGE Research Methods or SAGE Research Methods Cases

Institutions
If you are an institution or library that would like to subscribe to SRM or SRMC sign up for a free trial, please get in touch with your local SAGE sales manager. You can do this via the email address librarysales@sagepub.com or using the Contact Us form on this website.

Individuals
At present, we do not offer individual subscriptions.  If your organization has not subscribed, you can still search the product, view abstracts for content, and sign up for a member account.

Recommend to Your Librarian
If you would like to recommend SAGE Research Methods to your library, complete a form with your librarian's name, institution, and email address here. If you would like to recommend SAGE Research Methods Cases, please use this form.


1.3 Accessing SAGE Research Methods and SAGE Research Methods Cases as a Member

All users, even those without subscription access, can sign up for a member account.  Being a member gives you access to a personalized workspace on SRM, called My Research. Your My Research space is where you will find your Saved Searches and the Methods Lists you have created and favorited. These sections are only visible to you, although you can choose to make Methods Lists public.  See Section 7 for more information on Methods Lists.

The member Sign In and Sign Up options are available at the top right of every page.

If you forget your member account password, there is a link for this to be emailed to you when you click the Sign In link.

2. Content

SAGE Research Methods includes over 175,000 pages of content from the following sources:

  • Books
  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias
  • Major Works
  • Journal Articles
  • Little Green Books
  • Little Blue Books
  • Videos

View a complete list of titles available on SAGE Research Methods.

Title List (Excel)
Title List (PDF)

SAGE Research Methods Cases includes several hundred case studies of real life social research, specially commissioned for SAGE and unavailable anywhere else.

2.1 Books

SAGE Research Methods includes over 700 books written by leading global authors in research methods.  Covering key topics in qualitative and quantitative research methods, many titles also cover research methods specific to the disciplines of sociology, psychology, business & marketing, social work, public health & nursing, and criminology.  Also included are SAGE reference works in research methods, including Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks. 

2.2 Journal Articles

The 350+ journal articles included in SAGE Research Methods come from a wide range of journal titles and have been compiled and reprinted within the following Major Works:

SAGE Biographical Research

SAGE Internet Research Methods
SAGE Qualitative Research Methods
SAGE Quantitative Research Methods
SAGE Secondary Data Analysis
SAGE Visual Methods

2.3 Little Green Books
The “Little Green Books” are SAGE’s famous series, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences (QASS). For more than 30 years, the QASS series has been a cutting-edge resource for the latest quantitative techniques. Countless students, teachers, and researchers have relied on these handy, brief volumes to help them understand advanced quantitative topics such as Meta-Analysis, Survey Questions, Q Methodology, Experimental Design and analysis, and specific Regression Models.

The complete QASS series is available online in full-text HTML format on SAGE Research Methods with tools available across the site to filter your search just on these titles.  PDFs are not available for the QASS series at this time.

2.4 Little Blue Books
SAGE’s Qualitative Research Methods series, or the “Little Blue Books,” is designed to teach novice researchers about specific modes of social inquiry, as well as widening the range of social science methods used by veteran researchers.  These brief volumes aim to minimize jargon and make analytic premises visible by providing concrete examples and limiting the scope of each volume.  The series is available on SAGE Research Methods in full-text HTML and PDF formats.

2.5 Videos
There are currently 26 specially commissioned videos on the platform from leading Research Methods authors.  These videos are particularly helpful for young researchers, helping them to understand research methods and the decision making process of picking one method over another.  In the videos, top SAGE authors address questions like “How do I choose between different research methods?” and “How should a real time online interview be incorporated into a research design?”  Full-transcripts, closed-captioning, and citation information is available for all videos.

3. Content Display and Tools
Content within SRM is available for view at the chapter, entry, and article level. The full text of a chapter appears in the center of the screen with book details along the top, and the Table of Contents available to the right. All titles on SRM have the full text available.

3.1 Content Display
Content display pages are available for authenticated users accessing the product via a subscribing institution or with a free trial.  When clicking on a book title from a search result, you will first come to a book landing page with a Table of Contents listing.  These landing pages allows for increased discoverability of these books on the open web.

3.2 Content Tools
You will find tools available on content display pages for books, book chapters, journal articles, encyclopedias, dictionaries, and videos. Most of these tools will be available to you near the top of the page.

At the very top of the page you have book-level tools available:

  • Add to Methods List – Add the content you are viewing to a Methods List by clicking on this link. You will be given the option to either add the chapter or the entire book to your list.  See Section 7 for more information on Methods Lists.
  • Find in print – This option will be available if the subscribing institution has turned it on. The dropdown menu will give you the option to find the print book in your library catalogue or to purchase the book from the SAGE website. Library administrators can see Section 10 for more information on how to set this feature up.
  • Export citation – Click this to open a lightbox allowing you to copy and paste the reference details for content in APA, Harvard, MLA or Chicago style formats. You can also download to citation manager software from here. We support EndNote, Reference Manager, ProCite, RefWorks, Bib TeX, Zotero and Medlars.
  • Download –  Download a PDF of the content you are viewing. Please note, you will not be able to download PDFs of the Little Green Books series, also known as QASS, owing to copyright rescrictions.
  • View full screen –  This allows you to view the content in a full screen format for easier online reading.  Use this option to hide the right hand navigation and stretch the text across the screen. To return to normal view, click the ‘Close’ button which will replace the ‘Full screen’ link when you change views.

 
 

In addition to these options, you will also notice the following:

  • The book title (and edition if applicable)
  • Author information
  • The publication date
  • The print and online ISBN
  • A Search within box allows you to search within the full-text content you are viewing.  If the word is present in the text it will be highlighted.
  • Print – This option allows you to print content that you are viewing.
  • Email – Click this option to email a link to this chapter. Users without a subscription will be able to view an abstract, but not the full text.
  • An organge icon allows you to share a link to the content you are viewing on various social networking and social bookmarking sites.  Users without a subscription will be able to view an abstract, but not the full text


 

  • Text Size – To the far right of the screen is an option to change the text size of content you are viewing. Click on the plus and minus buttons to change the size of the text on the page.

 

3.3 Chapter Navigation

Beneath the title area is a blue bar. This is divided into sections which represent the different chapters within the book you are viewing. You can click on these sections to navigate through the chapters in the book.
 
Below the bar are a set of tools that relate to the chapter, reference entry or journal article specifically:

  • Chapter title – The title of the chapter, dictionary of encyclopedia entry, or journal article you are viewing displays here, beneath the blue navigation bar.
  • DOI – The Digital Object Identifier (DOI) is a unique number used to identify digital content objects. Find out more about DOIs here. The DOIs on SRM appear at the top and bottom of SRM content pages.
  • Print pages – The print page range for the chapter, dictionary or encyclopedia entry, or article you are viewing are displayed here.
  • Show sub-headings – clicking on this link will provide you with a list of sub-headings through the chapter. Select one of the sub headings to jump to that place in the chapter.
  • Show page numbers – Click this link to have print page numbers inserted in the text if you would like to use the print citation details, or see which pages the text appears on in the print version of the book. Please note: the “Export citation” option on SRM gives the online rather than print citation.


 

  • Sections – As you scroll further down the page and find that the text you are viewing has sections. Click on these options to move back to the top of the page or to jump to the next or previous section.  Clicking on ‘More sections’ will open a drop down menu showing all sections within the book chapter or article you are viewing.

 

3.4 Navigation Menu
 
At the far right hand side of the screen is a navigation menu. Clicking the plus (+) or minus (-) signs will open or close panels within the navigation menu.
 

This navigation menu allows you to view more information about the title and interact with additional browse tools.

  • About this title – This is a short paragraph that provides information on the text you are reading.
  • Table of contents – This section is default open on the page and displays hyperlinks to other sections within the book you are viewing.
  • Related articles – If you are viewing journal content this box will display related articles.
  • Front and back matter – This section is where you can find appendices, references and in some cases footnotes or introductions that normally appear at the front or the back of the book. Books on SRM follow a similar layout to print editions which means introductions, references, and footnotes are sometimes displayed differently around the site. References can usually be found in the Back Matter tab, although in some cases they can be found at the end of chapters. Footnotes can be found either at the bottom of pages, at the end of chapters, or in the Back Matter tab. Introductions will usually be found in the Table of Contents, but in some cases will appear in the Front Matter tab. Series introductions (for example introductions to the Little Green Books or QRM series) will be found in the Front Matter panel.
  • Mini Map and Key People – Click on the mini map to enter the Methods Map and click on 'Key People' to see key people associated to the broad field of the content you are viewing.  See Section 6 for more information on the Methods Map.
  • SAGE Journals Methods-in-Action Widget – You can type a methodology or search term into this widget and explore current research that uses this same methodology in articles on the SAGE Journals platform.  Clicking the search box will pop open a new window with search results from the SAGE Journals platform.
  • Related lists – This features allows you to see Methods Lists that are related to the content you are currently viewing.  You must be logged into your member account to view lists.  See Section 7 for more information on Methods Lists.
  • Articles in Google by This Author – Click on the author names to see articles in Google that are written by the same author.

 

4. Browse

4.1 Browsing Titles
The main navigation on the SRM homepage allows you to browse titles by Content type.  You may limit your browse using the following filter options:

  • All Content
  • Books
  • Dictionaries
  • Encyclopedias
  • Journal Articles
  • Little Green Books
  • Little Blue Books
  • Videos

4.2 Browsing by Author
Use the Authors & Editors tab to view a list of all authors, editors, and contributors who have authored content available on SAGE Research Methods.

Authors and editors are listed alphabetically by surname.  Browse the lists of authors alphabetically using the tabs or search for an author by their name using the search field within this section. Searches can be made for either the first name or the last name of the author.

If you select an author, you will see a list of the titles that they have written for SAGE.  Some authors also have biographical information displayed. The titles that are available on SAGE Research Methods are listed at the top of this page and these are linked through to the content on the site.  If the author has written other book and reference works for SAGE, these will be listed below and there are links to find information about these other titles on the SAGE website.

At the top of each Author page are a number of tools that can be used:

  • Print – This option opens a printable page. If you have not registered to create an account on the site, you will be prompted to do so at this point
  • Save this Search – You can save search criteria to your My Research area on the site.  If you have not registered to create an account on the site, you will be prompted to do so at this point
  • Share – Clicking on this button adds a link to a page on social bookmarking sites such as Twitter and Delicious
  • Email – From this button, you can email a link to a page to a friend or colleague
  • Text – Click on the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to change the size of the text on the page
 
 
5.1 Quick Search
 
This Quick Search field supports Boolean queries. “AND”, “OR” and “NOT” can be used to denote the relationship between conjoint terms. Including “*” within your search term will indicate that you are looking for results where “*” matches any number of missing characters. Including “?” within your search term will indicate that you are looking for a result where “?” is a single missing character.   Text included within double quotes (“   ”) will indicate that you are looking for an exact match of this phrase.  The Quick Search box appears at the top left of every page. 
 
 
A predictive text feature is also available via the Quick Search box.  If you start typing a term that is included in the SRM taxonomy, predictive text will pop up to help you with your search.  For example, a search on “focus groups” predicts the following:
 
 
5.2 Advanced Search
 
The SRM Advanced Search feature has been designed to allow you to create a more targeted query for content within this product. This help text is broken out to explain the three search sections available to you on the left:
 

1. Search: Use the drop-down box to filter to the search category that you want to find.

Full Text – searches within this criteria will refine the search to all words in all book, journal, reference, and video transcript content on the site
 
Method Term – searches within this criteria will refine to search to just the methods terms included in the SAGE Research Methods taxonomy
 

Author – this option narrows your search to authors with work published on this site. Please enter one name per box. The last name is the main identifier, but first name and/or initials may be added. The following are valid: John Smith; Smith, John; J Smith; J. Smith; Smith, J.

Title – type in the the full title or sections of the title of any book, journal or reference title across the site. Chapter titles cannot be searched.

DOI – enter a DOI (or online identifier) in this field to retrieve the associated content on this site. DOIs are available for chapters, articles, entries, and all titles available on this site.

ISBN – search for the paperback, cloth or electronic ISBNs (book identifiers) to retrieve the associated book on this site.

Front & Back Matter – searches within this criteria will refine the search to just the front and back matter of books within this product

This search field supports Boolean queries. “AND”, “OR” and “NOT” can be used to denote the relationship between conjoint terms. Including “*” within your search term will indicate that you are looking for results where “*” matches any number of missing characters. Including “?” within your search term will indicate that you are looking for a result where “?” is a single missing character.   Text included within double quotes (“   ”) will indicate that you are looking for an exact match of this phrase.

Add new rows to extend your query.

2. Content From: Filter by content type using the check boxes in this section.

3. Print Publication Date: Filter your search by either a date range, or a single date by entering dates into the appropriate fields here.

 
5.3 Search Results Display
 

The Search Results page displays a list of content matching your search criteria. A summary of your search parameters and the total number of results found is displayed at the top of the search results page. If all results cannot be displayed on a single page, links to view the next page of results will appear at the top and bottom of this page.
 
Search results will be either a single title or a chapter, dictionary or encyclopedia entry, video, or journal article. The type of content that is displayed is indicated with a colored icon on the right of each search result. As you hover over each search result, you will see the abstract for that item displayed. You will also be given the option to Export citation or Add to Methods List as you hover over each search result.

 
5.3.1 Search Sort
 
Search results are automatically sorted by relevance, but they can be sorted by Title or Publication Date if you click on the links at the top right side of the page. The results displayed per page can be modified using the filters available at the top and the bottom of your screen.
 
 
5.3.2 View Details
 
The display of each search result entry can be varied using the three “View Details” options at the top left of the page. These three options are available:
 
  1. Title and / or chunk title plus author name
  2. Title and / or chunk title, author name and snippet containing search result term within text
  3. Title and / or chunk title, author name,snippet containing search result term within text and Tags

 5.3.3 Search Tools

 At the top of each Search Results page are a number of tools that can be used:
  • Cite all – This option will export citations for all results from this search.
  • Save this search – Selecting this option allows you to save this search criteria to your My Research area on the site. If you have not registered to create an account on the site, you will be prompted to do so at this point.
  • Print – This option opens a printer-friendly version of the search results. If you have not registered to create an account on the site, you will be prompted to do so at this point.
  • Email – From this button, you can email the link to this page to a friend or colleague.
  • Share – Clicking this orange button adds a link to this page on social networking and social bookmarking sites.
  • Text Size – Click on the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to change the size of the text on the page. 

 

 
5.3.5 Expanding and Refining Search Results
 
On the right hand side of the Search Results page are a set of options to allow you to either expand or refine your search. Each of the elements on this page is outlined below:
 
  • Mini Methods Map
    Each search will locate you at a certain point within the Methods Map. The central node will be the most relevant node associated with your search and related nodes will be displayed allowing you to select these to re-run the search result display. By selecting the adjacent tab you will be able to see Key People related to the central node that is displayed in the Methods Map. See Section 6 for more information on the Methods Map.

 

  • Search Within Results
    Use this field to narrow your search and perform a quick search within the current search results.
     
  • More Advanced Search Options
    Select the More Advanced Search Options link to go to the Advanced Search page to add further items to your search results. When you do this your current search criteria will be pre-populated in the Advanced Search area. 
     
  • Refine by Content Type
    Use this area to filter your search results by content types. For example, select “Dictionaries” and “Encyclopedias” and click “Go” to filter the search result set you have generated to display just the introductory dictionary and encyclopedia entries from your search.
     
  • Refine by Methods Map Terms
    This faceted search option allows you to view methods terms that are related to your Search Result set that fall under the key headers that are displayed (e.g. Qualitative research, Interviews). Expand these top-level headers to review the terms that you can add as a filter to your result set.
     
  • SAGE Journals Methods-in-Action Widget
    Your search term will be pre-populated into this widget allowing you to explore current research that uses this same methodology in articles on the SAGE Journals platform.  Clicking the search box will pop open a new window with search results from the SAGE Journals platform.

 

  • My Methods Lists
    If you are logged in as a member, your lists will display in this box.  You can easily drag and drop search results into exisiting lists, or create new lists from this area.  See Section 7 for more information on Methods Lists.

 

  • Lists You May Like
    If there are publically available Methods Lists on the site that relate to your Search Results these will be displayed in this section. Select one of these list titles to click through and see the full list that was created by one of the members of our SRM community.  See Section 7 for more information on Methods Lists.

 

6. The Methods Map

 
The Methods Map on SRM is a visual representation of the inter-relationships and overlaps between the many different methods, theories and techniques used in social research. You can use it to locate a given technique, theory or method in its relationship to other approaches and as a way of reaching content from the books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, journals, and videos that make up SRM. To do this, simply click on a term in the map and click ‘Show content'.
 
 
The Methods Map is a good place for beginning researchers to start if they are interested in exploring research methodologies and discovering new methodologies.  If a user is unfamiliar with a  term on the Methods Map, they can simply mouse-over the central node and a definition of the term will pop up.
 
 
The Methods Map has been constructed by the editorial department at SAGE in tandem with the advice of a number of leading academic methodologists from around world. The terms included in the Methods Map were generated from the contents lists of the books included within SRM.
 
We think the Methods Map provides a good broad overview of the general field of Research Methods, but we are aware that it is not perfect and in some areas we have had to over-simplify the field of Research Methods to create the map. That has meant over-simplifying some very complex and subtle interrelationships and overlaps between different terms. 
 
We are also aware that there are many methodological terms that are missing from the Methods Map. We have always tried to select the most significant terms for inclusion, but it has not been possible to include every single methodological term in present use in the map in its present form.  
 
We hope you find the map useful and would like to hear your feedback along with any suggestions you have to help us improve and develop it in the coming years.  Please Contact Us at SAGE or write to us on our blog here.
 
 
 
 
Methods Lists are like playlists for books and articles. Lists provide a way for you to gather content on a specific topic or for a particular purpose, to group your favorites into collections, and to share those collections with other SRM members if you choose to. You can make private lists if you wish, or you can make lists that anyone can see.

There are three types of Methods Lists

  • Private Lists are lists by SRM members which they have elected not to share. No one else will be able to see your list if you choose to keep it private - this is the default setting for all Methods Lists.
  • Public Lists are lists which SRM members have chosen to make public. View all public Methods Lists 
  • SAGE Author Lists are lists created by SAGE authors. View SAGE Author Lists

 

7.1 Create a Methods List

Follow the steps outlined below to create a Methods List:
 
  1. To create a list you have to first Sign In, and then you can either go to the Methods Lists page from the main header and click “My Methods Lists” or you can go to the 'My Methods' page from the “My Research” dropdown menu at the top right of the page.

 

 

 

       2.    Once you click the “Create List” button you will be asked to give a name for your list and you can also provide a description. Once you have completed this step you can start to look for content on SRM to add to your list.


 
7.2 Adding Content to your Methods List
 
Content can be added to Methods Lists directly from Search Results pages and Content Display pages as mentioned in previous sections. 
 
7.2.1 Adding Content From Search Results
 
Roll over the content item you want to add to a list from your Search Results with your cursor and you’ll see an ‘Add to Methods List’ link. Click on this and a lightbox will appear allowing you to create a new list or add content to a list you have already created.
 

 
You can also quickly and effortlessly drag and drop content into one of your lists from the Search Results page.  Simply place your cursor on the title and drag it into one of your lists.  The name of the list will highlight in green to indicate that you are adding content to that particular list.  A parenthetical number lets you know how many titles are in your list.
 
 
7.2.2 Adding to list from content display page
 
You will see an ‘Add to Methods List’ option on all content pages. You can select to either add a chapter or an entire title to your list at this point. After you make your selection a lightbox will appear allowing you to create a new list or add content to list you have already created.

 
7.3 Make a Methods List Public or Private
 

You can make an Methods List private or public from the My Methods Lists page in the My Research area. Access this area of the site from the My Research link that will appear on the top right hand side of the page when you have signed in.
 
Select this option to change the privacy status of your list. If you make the list public, anyone using SAGE Research Methods will be able to view your list and you will be able to share your list with others. If you make your list private, your list will only be accessible to you.

 

 
Methods Lists without content cannot be made public. If you are having trouble making a list public, please check to make sure your selected content has been added successfully.
 
7.4 Share and Download a Methods List
 
Clicking the ‘Share list’ link allows you to email the list to a colleague or friend.  The email will include links to content within the list.  The ‘Download List’ option will download the list into PDF format with links to the content.  Please note you will not be able to automatically download the full-text of all of the content within the list with either the ‘Share list’ or ‘Download List’ features.  Users without a subscription will be able to view an abstract from these links, but not the full text.  Users with a subscription will be linked to the full text content.
 
7.5 Edit a Methods List
 

You can edit your own Methods Lists, but not those of other users. To edit a list, select the My Methods option from the My Research drop down menu at the top right of the page.
 
From the My Research page, select the list you wish to edit. On that list page you will find an option to edit list which allows you to change the name and the description.
 
To remove content from a list, click the 'Delete' button below the content icon.
 
To delete an entire list, click the 'Delete' button at the top of the page in the header.
 
You can add new content to an existing list at any point from the Search Results page or the Content Display page (see Section 7.2).

  
 
Register as a member on SAGE Research Methods for additional functionality and access to your personalized My Research area on the site. You can sign up and sign in via the links on the top right hand side of every page on the site. Once you are logged in you will see a welcome message displayed.
 
To access your My Research area on the site, select the My Research drop down menu on the top right hand side of the site (note: this will only display if you are logged in). Your My Research area has the following tabbed pages available for you to organize and share your research:
 
  • My Account
  • My Methods
  • My Saved Searches

 

8.1 My Account
 
This area allows you to modify your registration details: email address, name, and password. It is also the area where you can change your alert settings to manage the information that SAGE sends you about the product and about other Research Methods material.
 
The User Profile section of this page is the area where you can modify your profile information that displays by any lists that you have created that are made public. Other users on the site will be able to view this information.
 
8.2 My Methods
 
The My Methods link allows you to manage the Methods Lists that you have created.
 
The Methods Lists on this page are sorted by 'Last Updated' with the list you have most recently updated at the top. Select the list title to view the Methods Lists in its entirety.

See Section 7 for more information on Methods Lists.
 
8.3 My Saved Searches
 
All searches that you save will be accessible from this folder. When you select the Saved Search title, your search criteria will re-run and you will see the Search Results page. If new content is available within SAGE Research Methods, since you saved your search, your new search will also run against this new content. As a consequence, your result set may look different to the result set you received when you initially ran your search.
 
 
 
SAGE Research Methods has been developed to support the following browsers. Please use these browser versions for optimum display:
 
  • Firefox current
  • Chrome current
  • Safari current
  • IE 8

 

 
I’ve lost the username and password for my administrator account, so how do I retrieve it?
 
Please Contact Us with your account details and a member of our customer service team will get in touch with you shortly to reset your password.
 
We have paid to subscribe and submitted our IP details, but we still cannot access SAGE Research Methods.
 
Please Contact Us with details of your purchase and your access problems and a member of our customer service team will get in touch with you shortly.
 
How do I change my account administrator information?
 
Please Contact Us with details of the account changes that you would like made and a member of our customer service team will get in touch with you shortly.
 
Adding a new IP address or modifying the IP range
 
Please Contact Us with details of the IP changes that you would like made and a member of our customer service team will get in touch with you shortly.
 
How do I get usage statistics?
 
Login to your Library Administrator account and you will see them on the left hand side of the page. Click on the link to the report that you want to see and this will download for you.
 
How do I set up the “Find in print” feature so users at my library can find the book in our catalog?
 
Please contact our technical support staff at onlinesupportus@sagepub.com in the Americas or onlinesupport@sagepub.co.uk in the rest of the world with an OpenURL resolver link provided by your Electronic Resource Management (ERM) vendor.  Once this is provided we can set this feature up on your account.

Are MARC records available?
 
Yes, visit the Librarian Resources page on SAGE Research Methods to download MARC records.

11. Title List

View a complete list of titles available on SAGE Research Methods.

 

12. Promotional Materials

The following promotion materials are available on the Librarian Resources page on SAGE Research Methods:
 

  • Banner ad
  • Search widget
  • SAGE Research Methods logo

 

Adding your Library logo to SAGE Research Methods

Login to your Library Administrator account and click on the 'Upload my icon' button.  Upload the file here and add a url into the field below if you would like the logo to link through to a website after users click on the logo.
 

13. Training Materials

SAGE Research Methods Brochure
SAGE Research Methods User Guide
SAGE Research Methods Tutorials and Training Videos

 

14. COUNTER 4 Reports FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions on COUNTER Reports (Release 4)

Q. What COUNTER 4 reports are available for SAGE Research Methods?

A. Starting January 2014, we will be offering the following COUNTER 4 reports:

  • Database Report 1 (DR1): Total Searches, Result Clicks and Record Views by Month and Database
  • Database Report 2 (DR2): Access Denied by Month, Database and Category

 

Q: What is the difference between COUNTER 3 and COUNTER 4?

A: COUNTER 4 is the newest standard in usage reporting for journals, databases, books, and multimedia content. It is the most significant release since v.2 and includes changes to existing reports, as well as introducing new reports:

  • Gold Open Access Report
  • Access Denied Reports
  • Year-of-Publication (YOP) Reports
  • SUSHI Performance Guidelines
  • Select Time Range for Reports (Month / Year)

For a complete list of all new reports and required changes for publishers, please refer to the COUNTER website and documentation.

 

Q: Will COUNTER 3 reports still be available?

A: Yes, we will continue providing the COUNTER 3 reports through June 2014 in order to help customers ease their transition over to COUNTER 4. Prior to the COUNTER 4 update, SAGE Research Methods offered the following two reports to customers based on the Project COUNTER standards:

  • Database Report 1: Total searches and sessions by month and database
  • Historically (although no longer), we had also provided Book Report 6: Total searches and sessions by month and service)

 

Q: What products are affected?

A: All SAGE and CQ Press products in the library market will offer COUNTER 4 reports for January 2014: SAGE Journals, SAGE Knowledge, SAGE Research Methods, CQ Researcher, State Stats, and all products in the CQ Press suite. To access reports for your other SAGE holdings, please visit the respective platform's librarian resources page.

 

Q: Why are we making this change?

A: All SAGE and CQ Press products will be COUNTER 4-compliant by January 2014, in an attempt to provide institutions with a standard set of usage reports they can use to measure and analyze product usage and engagement. COUNTER 4 reporting is the standard across the academic publishing industry.

 

Q: Are COUNTER 4 reports subscription-sensitive?

A: Yes, all reports are subscription-sensitive. If you are trialing a resource during the time period of the report, that resource will appear in your report.

 

Q: Where can I learn more about COUNTER 4 reports and terminology?

A: http://www.projectcounter.org/code_practice.html

 

Q: Why are some of my COUNTER 4 reports returning zeroes?

A: Fields should only contain zeroes if there was no usage during that time period. You may be seeing zeroes because your access to the title expired at some point during the time period (or if your free trial period ended), or if usage occurred the day the report was pulled (reports refresh with new data each day). If you believe there are errors on your report, please contact us.