SAGE Research Methods Online

New on eresources@cambridge A-Z : SAGE Research Methods Online

This is the place to go for researchers, faculty, and students carrying out research projects.  An innovative online tool created to help you to design research projects, understand methods or identify new methods, conduct research, and write up your findings.

“It’s not just about psychologists, or sociologists or political scientists.  Everybody who does research, in fact anybody hopefully who does research will find a huge amount of value in the content SRMO has and therefore should be as excited as I am” —

SRMO is designed to answer methods questions that arise during the various steps of the research process, including the literature search, review, research design, data collection, analysis, and write up.  To help you start using SRMO please view the instructional video below which will help you get the most out of the resource.

A Training event launching Sage Research Methods Online will be held at the Education Faculty on Thursday 16 January 2014 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm

To register to attend this event please sign up on the Librarians in Training website.

Access SAGE Research Methods Online via the eresources@cambridge A-Z or at this link.

Check out the LibGuide for SRMO.

We are working just now on including records for the ebooks in SRMO in our discovery tool LibrarySearch and in our online catalogue Newton.

Google Scholar links to Web of Science

Web of Knowledge and Google Scholar are announcing a major new partnership between their services

Web Of Science takes the cake

On the Scholar search results page, you will now see a new Web of Science link directly in the results, under the article preview, as part of Scholar’s familiar navigation bar.

On Web of Science, you can now move directly from a Web of Science record to a Scholar search on the same item.

“Thomson Reuters’ reports it saw a 2-3 times spike in its traffic at the pilot sites, perhaps not surprising given Scholar’s role as the starting point for many researchers.” Read more about this development here.

Scopus event 18 October 2013

There will be a training session on Scopus on 18th October 2013 from 11:00 am to 13:00 pm in the Milstein Seminar Room at the University Library. No booking is required.

Scopus is the world’s “largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature” ( with smart tools that track, analyze and visualize research. Easy to use and comprehensive, Scopus is designed to find quickly the information researchers need.

The session will cover the following aspects:

Scopus content
How to register
Citation overview
Analyze results
Journal analyzer
Affiliation searching
Author searching
Author profiles
How to adjust your author profile

Including a 15-20 min session explaining the Scopus bibliometrics SNIP, SJR & how they differ from the Impact Factor.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Data Citation Index

Cambridge now has access to the new Data Citation Index on the Web of Knowledge platform. The Data Citation Index supports data discovery, reuse and interpretation for researchers.

Researchers can discover and attribute – or receive – credit for the creation of scholarly digital research data; pinpoint primary research by understanding the impact of the scholarly research it supports; and measure the contribution of digital research in specific disciplines and identify potential collaborators

There are over 500 repositories around the world estimated to hold millions of gigabytes of data from research studies and other funded investigations. Sharing these data offers many advantages for the entire research community; however, the datasets live in disparate repositories around the world that vary significantly by (or within) disciplines or even type of study. Although the organic growth of repositories allowed for great innovations and approaches to data management, the variance also lead to a “silo” environment of disconnected resources.

The new Data Citation Index from Thomson Reuters is designed to be the first single source of data discovery for the sciences, social sciences and arts and humanities. Data Citation Index fully indexes a significant number of the world’s leading data repositories of critical interest to the scientific community, including over two million data studies and datasets. The records for the datasets, which include authors, institutions, keywords, citations and other metadata, are connected to related peer-reviewed literature indexed in the Web of Knowledge.

Access the Data Citation Index from the Select a Database tab on the Web of Knowledge platform at this link.