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SAGE Publishing and OhioLINK bring robust data resources to Ohio’s higher education community

January 31, 2017

SAGE Publishing is pleased to announce an agreement with Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium, the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK), to provide its 121 colleges, universities, and other member institutions with access to two online data resources as part of a multi-year journals renewal: SAGE Stats and imprint CQ Press’s US Political Stats

“Faculty, researchers, and students are hungry for many forms of easily leveraged data to support research and classroom activities,” commented Brian Gray, Incoming Cooperative Information Resources Management Committee chair, Kelvin Smith Library, Case Western Reserve University. “It’s great that we’re able to provide a stats resource to users at all OhioLINK libraries for the first time.  In addition, our analysis showed a significant cost benefit to libraries by statewide access to hundreds of new scholarly journals.”

SAGE Stats is a collection of more than 2,000 current and historical data series that enable users to compare and rank states, counties, cities, metropolitan areas, and ZIP codes on popular research topics, such as education, crime, population, and more. The data series come from more than 200,000 government and non-government datasets across 200 sources.

With access to U.S. Political Stats, users are able to locate and download data on the three branches of the U.S. Government. In addition, users can use its built-in data visualization tools to create graphs, charts, and maps for a quick analysis of data trends. U.S. Political Stats is the only site that contains CQ Roll Call, which produces a number of publications on the United States Congress, along with other CQ Press content on American government, public policy, and international affairs.

“Like OhioLINK, SAGE is committed to equipping library patrons with the tools they need to support and advance their research,” commented Todd Baldwin, Executive Director of Online Library & Reference Publishing at SAGE. “SAGE Stats and U.S. Political Stats provide users with extensive and continuously updated data to suit a broad range of social science research. We are thrilled to put these two powerful resources into the hands of Ohioan librarians, faculty, researchers, and students.”

SAGE Stats and US Political Stats join OhioLINK’s expansion of the SAGE journals suite available to member institutions via OhioLINK’s Electronic Journal Center (EJC) with dual access at the publisher site.  The package gives member institutions’ students, faculty, and researchers online access to 242 more journals and their back files across various subjects including science, technology, medicine, business, and arts and humanities.

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 1,000 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne. 

CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE, is a leading publisher of books, reference content, periodicals, and digital products on American government, public policy, and international affairs. Known for its objectivity and breadth and depth of coverage, CQ Press consistently ranks among the top academic and professional publishers for its high-quality content and scholarship. CQ Press was founded with the mission of promoting democracy through education and joined the SAGE family in 2008.

Established in 1992, the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK) is Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium and serves more than 600,000 end users. A member of the Ohio Technology Consortium of the Ohio Department of Higher Education, OhioLINK provides a competitive advantage for Ohio’s higher education community by cooperatively and cost-effectively acquiring, providing access to and preserving an expanding array of print and digital resources, and by centrally hosting digital content. Together, OhioLINK and its member libraries provide users access to nearly 50 million books and other library materials, more than 100 electronic research databases, more than 81,000 e-books, thousands of images and videos, and millions of electronic journal articles.


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