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Understanding Databases

A guide to help you navigate online databases.

What is SAGE Research Methods?

       SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The Methods Map can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research. Built upon SAGE’s legacy of methods publishing, SAGE Research Methods is the essential online tool for researchers.

-  About SAGE Research Methods


Watch this video for an overview of SAGE Research Methods and the tools that are available to help you answer the methods questions you come up with during the research process. 

SAGE Research Methods: Starting your Research

Our friends over at SAGE Research Methods have put together a little guide on how to start your Research with SAGE Research Methods.

Nearly every research project has 9 main steps:

  1. Defining a Topic
  2. Developing a Researchable Research Question
  3. Designing Your Research and Choosing Your Method
  4. Researching Ethically and Safely
  5. Reviewing the Literature
  6. Doing Fieldwork/Gathering Data
  7. Analyzing Your Data/Findings
  8. Writing Up
  9. Dissemination

Follow the link above to see how they recommend to approach each step.

Alternatively, watch this video provided by SAGE to learn how to start your research on SAGE Research Methods by walking through an example of how Sarah, an undergraduate Psychology major, uses the tool to help with her research. It will teach you how to search content, refine results, review abstracts, download PDFs, cite research, use the Methods Lists feature, and discover related content.

     The University of Divinity currently has access the core components of SAGE Research Methods i.e. ebooks: handbooks, reference titles.