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An introduction to Sociology resources at Queen's

Research Methods Database

Sage Research Methods Online

SAGE Research Methods is a research methods database designed to help researchers with their research projects. SAGE Research Methods links over 100,000 pages of SAGE’s book, journal and reference content with advanced 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. Since SAGE Research Methods focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used across the social sciences, health sciences, and more.


To locate books on your topic, perform a keyword or a Boolean keyword search in Omni. For example:

"focus groups" and research
"intersectional analysis" and women
"visual analysis" and research

Once you have located relevant books, use the subject headings assigned to the book(s) to locate further materials on your subject.

The subject heading in Omni for books on conducting research is research - methodology. The following subject headings are also useful to note:

sociology - research - methodology
interviewing in sociology
qualitative research