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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I get the most out of SAGE Stats?

  2. For a detailed User Guide to help you through the resource, please click here!

  3. How can I add a SAGE Stats widget to my EBSCO Discovery Service?

    You may wish to embed a SAGE Stats widget in your EBSCO Discovery Service. You may request the widget be added by EBSCO by emailing, or you can do so manually using instructions from EBSCO here. The iFrame URL for the SAGE Stats widget is: If a patron searches a term or phrase in your EBSCO Discovery Service, and the SAGE Stats widget is embedded on the search results page, the widget will allow patrons to easily link out to that same search in SAGE Stats.

  4. How can I make SAGE Stats more discoverable?

    The SAGE Stats Discoverability Checklist contains suggested steps and additional information that will help ensure your users can easily locate data provided on the SAGE Stats platform.

  5. What browsers are supported?

    The SAGE Stats platform functions best using Internet Explorer 9 or higher, and the latest versions of Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. Visualizations may appear dysfunctional in older browsers.

  6. How can I cite the data?

    On any data page there is a CiteNow! icon to the upper left of the data view, a pair of quotation marks. You can then copy and paste a citation in several formats or export it into a citation management tool. Citation formats are ALA, Bluebook, Chicago, and MLA. Export options include EndNote, ProCite, Reference Manager, RefWorks, Word Processor (.rtf). Please note the automatic citations reference SAGE Stats, and not the original source of the data. However, specific source information is available for each data series in the Source tabs.

  7. Where does this data come from?

    The data in the collections is pulled from many different data sources by experienced editors. You can see the source information for the data you are viewing on the Source tab of any data series. Each year of data has a different set of source information, so the source information is provided to users year-by-year.

  8. How often is this data updated?

    The data series in the data collections are updated over the course of the year, generally on a quarterly basis.

  9. What years are covered in the product?

    The collections in SAGE Stats go back as early as 1969. Year ranges vary from source to source, and sources publish their data on varying schedules. For instance, some crime statistics for 2011 were only released in late 2012. Health and death data, in particular, tend to have a multi-year lag.

  10. I used to access State Stats on the old CQ Press platform. How does that platform relate to this one?
  11. The content between State Stats on the old platform and State Stats on the new platform is identical. For more information about the migration of State Stats to SAGE Stats, please click here. To learn about about the URL redirect pattern between State Stats and SAGE Stats, please download this spreadsheet.

  12. How do I sign up to get SAGE Stats?

    For a free trial to Business Stats, State Stats, or Local Stats, click here.

  13. Does SAGE Stats offer alumni access?

    University alumni may have access to the content hosted on SAGE and CQ Press platforms through their university library, based on their university's current and active holdings. All alumni registered with subscribing or purchasing libraries will be able to access these resources, including more than 1,000 scholarly and professional journals at no extra fee. University libraries already support current students and scholars with access to online resources through both on-site and remote services. This license extends this offering to alumni via IP address, ATHENS, or SHIBBOLETH through the institution’s account. SAGE does not have the information or systems necessary to authenticate an individual as being an alumnus of a particular institution. Because of this, institutions will need to manage the authentication process and provide alumni with a route through the institutional IP network or with an ATHENS or SHIBBOLETH profile. Please contact your designated sales representative with any questions.

  14. My product question isn't answered here.
  15. Please feel free to contact our technical support staff at if you have further inquiries about how to use SAGE Stats.