This list includes licensed, open access, and freely accessible databases that provide scholarly articles, consumer publications, business reports, and government documents that Virginia Tech alumni can access.
Resource provides self archiving opportunities and open access documents.
Freely accessible databases
Listed here are databases that have no access restrictions (you don't need to be a current student to search them). Some databases provide free access to only a part of their content; check the database description for details.
SAGE Research Methods indexes full-text books, reference sources, the "little green book" series (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences), the "little blue book" series (Qualitative Research Methods), journal articles, and videos. Since this platform focuses on methodology rather than disciplines, it can be used by researchers from the social sciences, health sciences, and more. Full text available in HTML and PDF. You can limit searches by research method type. 1970s-present.
The Methods Map is an exciting and innovative visualization tool that can be used to discover relationships between methods, to discover new methods and to find content related to them. Underpinning the Methods Map is a new taxonomy of social science research methods, developed by SAGE, and containing over 1,400 unique terms.
The Methods Lists are lists of content within the product that our users have selected and want to share through this product. You can create your own lists, either for private use, or to share with others on the site.
The Little Green Books are our famous series, Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences. This entire series is available on SAGE Research Methods, with additional tools across the site to filter your search on just these titles.
SAGE Research Methods Cases provides full-text case studies in HTML and PDF about methodological concepts in practice. Each case study has learning outcomes and discussion questions to guide understanding.
SRM-D provides teaching datasets to support the instruction and independent learning of quantitative and qualitative analytical methods. The datasets are taken from larger national and international data sources, cleaned and reduced in size and complexity for teaching and self-study purposes. Each is accompanied by a guide with an overview of the data and the method, instructions on applying the method, tips on presenting the analysis in your research, and a link to the full dataset.