Login Help

Please refer to the following instructions for help logging into Sage Research Methods. If you continue to experience problems, please contact your library administrator.

  • Institutional login

    In order to access content through your institution, or through an individual trial, you will need to use our Institutional Login pathway. Please follow the steps below.

    A) Click on the Institution button in the header

    SAGE Research Methods header with arrow pointing to Institution button

    If the Get off-campus access pop-up appears after you click the Institution button, access your institution through the popup

    Get off-campus access pop-up with Access via your institution button shown.

    B) Select your institution from the drop down

    Institution options will appear when you start typing. Please select your correct institution

    Where Are You From? drop-down menu, with checkbox for Remember my institution and a Continue button.

    Note that you can check the box to "Remember my institution". This will allow you to skip this step when you next log in from the same device. 

    C) Choose your login route

    You will be presented with log-in options specific to your institution. Information for all available options has been provided, including what to expect when selecting each one.

    Shibboleth / Open Athens

    Shibboleth / Open Athens Institutional Login with an Open Athens/Shibboleth button, a Click here to start again link, a Need help logging in? link, and a Find out about Lean Library link.

    You can click the Shibboleth / Open Athens button to be directed to your institution’s log in portal. This will then send you back to Sage Research Methods authenticated for access.

    Library Card

    If your library supports access through library card, the relevant box will be shown. Clicking on this box will take you to a screen that allows you to input your library card number. 


    Administrators and Non-Institutional Users login showing required Username and Password fields, a Remember me? checkbox, a Login button, a Forgot your login information link, and a Don't have access? link.

    If you have a username/password from your library to log into Sage Research Methods, you can input these details in the administrator/corporate login boxes. Please note that this is not the same as your profile login.

  • Individual trial login

    To log in to an individual trial, please click on the Trial Login link in the footer:

    You can log out of your trial account if necessary by clicking Log Out. This will take you back to your institutional account if you are authenticated by IP range.

    Sign up to a trial

    Split image. On one side, is a padlock icon and the text Sign in to access this content, as well as a Sign In button. On the other are the details for receiving a 30-day free trial, along with a Sign Up Today! button.

    If you haven't yet signed up to a trial and are seeing this image, you can sign up by clicking on the 'Sign Up Today!' button and filling out your details. 

  • Logging into your profile

    You can create a profile or log in to you your profile by clicking the Profile button in the header.

    SAGE Research Methods header with arrow pointing to My Profile button.

    Your profile needs to be attached to an institutional account, so you will need to be logged in for access in order to create your profile.