Frequently Asked Questions

Questions about SAGE Business Researcher

What is SAGE Business Researcher?
How is a SAGE Business Researcher issue structured?
Who writes the content in SAGE Business Researcher? Is it peer-reviewed?
When are new issues published?
What is the difference between SAGE Business Researcher and CQ Researcher?

Questions about how to use SAGE Business Researcher

How do I find what I am looking for on SAGE Business Researcher?
How do I cite sources in SAGE Business Researcher?
How do I print or save an article?
Can I email or share articles?
What browsers are supported?
Can I use SAGE Business Researcher on a tablet or mobile device?
How do I stay current on SAGE Business Researcher issues?
Why should I set up a user profile?


Questions about SAGE Business Researcher

What is SAGE Business Researcher?

SAGE Business Researcher is an academic periodical that publishes 36 reports per year, focused on issues of importance to students studying business and management.


What is in a SAGE Business Researcher report?

Report- In-depth coverage of a topic, made up of the following sections:

  • Executive Summary
  • Overview
  • Background
  • Current Situation
  • Looking Ahead
  • Chronology
  • Resources for Further Study

These reports also contain:

  • Short articles - Brief explorations of key related issues adding depth and dimension to the topic
  • Data - Downloadable for independent analysis
  • Expert views - Q&A interviews with industry experts or Pro/Con persuasive writing from topic experts about controversial topics affecting business and management

Shorter reports - more focused and concise, made up of:

  • Executive Summary
  • Overview
  • Chronology
  • Resources for Further Study

Who writes the content in SAGE Business Researcher? Is it peer-reviewed?

The reports are written by experienced journalists and are professionally fact-checked, footnoted and sourced to experts to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information. The Expert View Pro/Con articles are written by industry experts and academics and put through the same rigorous fact-checking process to maintain high academic standards.


When are new reports published?

A new report is published three times a month - one full-length report and two shorter reports - for a total of 36 per year.


What is the relationship between SAGE Business Researcher and CQ Researcher?

SAGE Business Researcher guides users through a detailed exploration of vital topics in business, management and the economy, showing how global events affect these issues. Each report is full of data, in-depth analysis and real-world examples. SAGE Business Researcher reports are presented with the same academic rigor, journalistic integrity, and engaging style of writing that CQ Researcher has embodied for 90 years.


Questions about how to use SAGE Business Researcher

How do I find what I am looking for on SAGE Business Researcher?

There are multiple ways to find SAGE Business Researcher reports that are of interest to you. You may:

  • Select from the current or recent reports on the homepage
  • Search for a keyword, using the quick search box or by using filters on the Advanced Search page
  • Use Browse by Topic, which allows you to browse all reports on all topics, and narrow the focus of your research
  • Use Browse by Content Type, which allows you to browse all full reports, data, short articles and expert views
  • Browse all issues in SAGE Business Researcher

How do I cite sources in SAGE Business Researcher?

Click on the cite icon (located at the top right-hand corner of the page) to automatically generate citations in different citation styles or to download a citation to your citation manager. Read more on our How to Cite page.


How do I print or save an article?

Click on the print icon (located at the top right-hand corner of the page) or use the book icon to download the article in PDF form to save for later.


Can I email or share articles?

Yes! Click on the share icon (located at the top right-hand corner of the page) to email or share an article through social media.


What browsers are supported?

SAGE Business Researcher functions best using Internet Explorer 9 or higher, and the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. Some images and buttons may appear broken in older browsers.


Can I use SAGE Business Researcher on a tablet or mobile device?

Yes! SAGE Business Researcher has a responsive design, so all features function on tablets and mobile phones.


How do I stay current on SAGE Business Researcher issues?

If you want to be notified when SAGE Business Researcher publishes an issue on a specific topic, you can create a topic alert.


Why should I set up a user profile?

Feature Function
Your Profile By creating a profile, you can save favorite searches and documents for future reference. If you do not create a profile, this information will only be saved for the current session.
Document History Displays the last documents you viewed on SAGE Busines Researcher.
Favorite Documents Enables you to save documents for future reference. You can add a document to your favorites by clicking the appropriate box found in the document window or in search results. You can then select Favorite Documents to view all saved documents.
Saved Searches Enables you to save searches for future reference. You can save a search from the search results page.

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