SAGE, the world’s leading research methods publisher announced the successful launch of SAGE Research Methods Online (SRMO): the essential tool for researchers. It was launched to rave reviews at the American Library Association’s Midwinter meeting last week in San Diego.

SRMO ( provides advanced search and discovery tools to support researchers and students as they explore relevant content across the social and behavioral sciences, covering quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods.

The launch this month follows a Beta period, allowing three months of free access to a test version of the product for potential subscribers. During the Beta more than 19,000 individuals and more than 550 institutions registered for access, with several sales made globally pre-release.

More than 120,000 pages of SAGE’s leading book and reference material on research methods are available through SRMO. Key tools include a visual ‘methods map’, enabling exploration of the connections between more than 1,400 unique methods, theories, and terms; and the SRMO List function which enables users to store and share selected content.

Feedback during the Beta period has been incorporated into the final product, including improved search results display; an enhanced Methods Map design; and simplified registration.

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