Are you planning a new research project, or looking to refresh your knowledge of research methods? SAGE Research Methods is a new database resource loaded with videos, tutorials, tools, and information on conducting research. It is a perfect starting point for planning a research project.

There are a few very useful tools included with the SAGE Research Methods database. The “Methods Map” visualization demonstrates how different research methods relate to each other, and helps users access the content that will help them the most for their chosen research area. The “Project Planner” is a step-by-step guide to completing a research project. The planner covers defining a topic, literature review, research design, data collection, analysis, and much more. Other tools include a statistics test to help choose the best statistical method for your data, and reading lists.

Multimedia included in this database include podcasts hosted by social scientists discussing their research methodologies, and videos that are categorized by discipline and research methods. Video types include case studies, definitions, interviews, and tutorials.

SAGE Research Methods can be accessed from the Databases landing page under “S.” This page can be found on the Library’s homepage under the “Find” drop-down menu, or on the “Databases” tab on the Discovery Search page. Be sure to check it out!

Originally posted in the Freeman/Lozier Library’s quarterly newsletter, More Than BooksV. 26 No. 1, Winter 2022.

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