SAGE Research Methods Online: new platform

SAGE Research Methods Online is a research methods tool created to help researchers, faculty and students with their research projects.

SAGE Research Methods Online is now available at its new platform here:

http://ezproxy.lib.cam.ac.uk:2048/login?url=http://methods.sagepub.com/

The benefits of the new platform are:

  • A unified platform for text and video content, providing users with a multimedia research experience
  • A fully responsive site that will work well with all mobile phones and tablet devices
  • Improved discoverability of content, both from within the platform and from external sources
    • SAGE has improved the internal search, meaning better and more relevant results. The Methods Map has been improved, allowing users to explore method concepts with greater ease. The browse options have been enhanced to align with user needs – allowing browse by discipline, content type, and method topic.
  • A focus on modern, enjoyable design for students, faculty, researchers and librarians, based upon extensive user-testing

Links to SAGE Research Methods Online

SAGE Research Methods Online is linked from the eresources@cambridge A-Z index page and all the eresources@cambridge A-Z subject pages and from the LibGuides Databases A-Z.  Links to the individual titles in SAGE Research Methods Online are included in iDiscover.  (Just now some links are included to the SRMO Datasets content that we do not subscribe currently – these links are in the process of being removed.)

User profiles set up on the old platform

  • Your personal profile will be migrated across to the new site. When you first visit the new site, click ‘Profile’ in the top right hand corner of the page, and click ‘Reset you password’. Follow the instructions to reset your password. Once this is done you will be able to login.

Method Lists on the new site

  • All your lists will be migrated across. They will now be called Reading Lists, but will contain all the content they contained on the current site.

Saved Searches on the new site

  • These will not be available. The new site performs searches in a different manner to the current site. This means that saved searches cannot be migrated.

More about SAGE Research Methods Online 

Links over 175,000 pages of SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with search and discovery tools. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help them design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research, and write up their findings. A “methods map” facilitates finding content on methods. SAGE Research Methods contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks, the entire “Little Green Book,” and “Little Blue Book” series. Includes a collection of case studies of real social research.

If you have any questions or problems with access, please contact ejournals@lib.cam.ac.uk.  Thank you

Medical Teacher

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : MEDICAL TEACHER.

From the Aims and Scope page for the journal:

Medical Teacher addresses the needs of teachers and administrators throughout the world involved in training for the health professions. This includes courses at basic and post-basic levels, as well as the increasingly important area of continuing education… The journal features reports of innovation and research in medical education, case studies, survey articles, practical guidelines, reviews of current literature and book reviews. “

 

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 19 (1997) to present.

Access Medical Teacher via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

JSTOR Arts & Science XIV Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XIV Archive Collection

'Guerreiros de Terracota em Xi'An, China' by Ana Paula Hirama (on Flickr)

‘Guerreiros de Terracota em Xi’An, China’ by Ana Paula Hirama (on Flickr)

From the JSTOR website:

“The Arts & Sciences XIV Collection brings together more than 140 journals devoted to the study of culture and communication, from civilization’s earliest traces to the growth and governance of peoples. A group of titles in science and technology also cover aspects of STEM education, and explore the legal implications, cultural impact, and historical development of science and technology.

All titles are new to the JSTOR platform at the time of launch. Journals in the collection span 17 countries, 23 disciplines, and date back to 1839. They are drawn primarily from the fields of Archaeology, Language & Literature, Communications Studies, Asian Studies, Political Science, and Education.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XIV Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Access to the articles will be available in iDiscover next week.

JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection

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‘Syrian refugee’ by Bengin Ahmad (on Flickr)

From the JSTOR website:

“Arts & Sciences XII expands our coverage of the social sciences, and comprises disciplines with high usage and broad appeal.

Law, political science, and education content anchors the collection, and other titles in criminology and criminal justice, history,  social work, psychology, and sociology complement JSTOR’s offerings in the social sciences. Additional titles span African studies, Asian studies, language and literature, and Middle East studies.

The collection will feature a minimum of 125 titles at completion, and appeals to both the academic and practitioner audiences.”

Notable titles include:

A full title list for the package can be found on the JSTOR website.

Access the various titles from JSTOR Arts & Science XII Archive Collection via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z. Records for the titles in this archive will be available in LibrarySearch in the new year. Access to the articles will be available in LibrarySearch+ next week.

Classroom Discourse

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z : CLASSROOM DISCOURSE.

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From the Tayor & Francis website for the journal:

Classroom Discourse is an international, peer reviewed journal that provides a forum in which research from language and education disciplines can be combined.

“The Journal focuses on research that considers discourse and interaction in settings where activity is deliberately organised to promote learning. While most papers focus on the discourse of classrooms, others report research in more informal, naturalistic settings in which, while learning is certainly still taking place, it is not occurring in the typical and ‘traditional’ space of a classroom. Examples might include online tutorials, peer-peer interactions of work-in-progress, and dialogues between ‘trainer and trainee’ in a workplace context.”

This journal is published 3 times a year.

Now available to the University of Cambridge electronically from volume 1 (2010) to present.

Access Classroom Discourse via the ejournals@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Image credit: ‘30216-013: Second Primary Education Development Program (Sector Loan) in Bangladesh’ by Asian Development Bank on Flcikr – https://flic.kr/p/qHRboG

PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : PAIS (Public Affairs Information Service) International

Cambridge now has access to the PAIS International database thanks to a subscription to the ProQuest Social Sciences Premium collection.

PAIS was established in 1914 for the purpose of chronicling the world’s public affairs, public and social policies, international relations, and world politics and to prepare and disseminate information, primarily bibliographic in nature, for the use of scholars, researchers, librarians, legislators, government officials, the business and financial community, policy researchers, students, and others seeking to locate published information in the realm of public policy.

PAIS (originally, the Public Affairs Information Service) combines two databases: PAIS International and PAIS Archive.

The PAIS International database contains continually updated records for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. PAIS International includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world. In addition to English, some of the indexed materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages. It is updated quarterly with over 17,000 current records added in total each year.

PAIS Archive contains over 1.23 million records and covers monographs, periodical articles, notes and announcements, and analytics.  PAIS Archive provides a unique perspective on the 20th century’s most important public and social policies, such as Prohibition, suffrage, pacifism, civil rights, McCarthyism, Vietnam War, and Watergate.

Access PAIS International via this link.

Just south of Lampedusa island, the Italian Navy transfers 219 migrants to their ship. The migrants include Pakistanis, Syrians, Moroccans, Nigerians, and Nepalis who had left the coast of Libya with smugglers the night before. The Navy ship operates as part of the EU’s “Mare Nostrum” project, searching for boats with migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

Photo Credit: © Carlos Spottorno/Panos Pictures

Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

New on ejournals@cambridge A-Z: Journal for Research in Mathematics Education

From the journal’s website:

The Journal for Research in Mathematics Education (JRME), an official journal of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, is devoted to the interests of teachers of mathematics and mathematics education at all levels-preschool through adult. JRME is a forum for disciplined inquiry into the teaching and learning of mathematics.

 

Access via the Journal for Research in Mathematics Education via this link.

 

Visit the journal’s most accessed article.