E-Resource of the Month – SAGE Research Methods Online


What is SAGE Research Methods Online?

SAGE Research Methods is a resource that supports researchers, staff and students with their research projects. It comprises over 100,00 pages of SAGE’s  methods book, journal and reference (e.g. dictionaries and encyclopaedias) content on research and allows researchers to  explore and understand the research methods that will help them design their own projects. Of particular interest might be the well known ‘Little Green’ and ‘Little Blue’ series of books. Many of these books won’t be available in print in the library. SRMO also features videos to explain research methods to the user and tutorials for how to use the resource.

How do I access SAGE Research Methods Online?

Go to the E-Resources A-Z list and scroll down to ‘SAGE Research Methods Online’. Click on the G icon if you’re on-campus and click on the W icon if you’re off-campus. If on-campus, you’ll  be taken to the SRMO homepage. If off-campus, you might be asked to sign in with your Shibboleth details via a proxy server. 

Searching SAGE Research Methods Online

When logged in, you can you start to browse the entire content of the SRMO website. Click on the drop down ‘content’ on the homepage to choose books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias, journal articles and more. Just below this are four tools that you can use – (i) explore the methods map, (ii) access methods lists, (iii) browse little green books and (iv) the advanced search function. With this you can search for the types of research you wish to learn about, e.g. focus groups, and choose content by content type or publication date.  Results can then be refined to be made more specific.