Search queries can be subjects, keywords, authors, years, venues, or titles of interest. They can also be combinations of several criteria or topics. Enter the desired query in the search bar, then press "Search SAGE" to begin your search. Please allow several seconds for the results to load, as the servers take time to retrieve the information.
In the SAGE graph, papers are represented by nodes, which are tagged with the primary author name and the year of publication, if available. Hovering over each node will expand this tag to provide more information. References between papers are indicated by directed edges. Edges point toward the paper that is referenced, and they are color-coded accordingly when hovering over a node, with red indicating papers that reference the selected node and blue indicating the opposite. The graph begins centered on an orange node that represents the search query. This node gives more information about the query and allows convenient access to the initial search results. It is referenced by those nodes that are most relevant to the search query, ordered from left to right by year. Navigating deeper into the graph will continue to bring up new, relevant papers that are related to the paper of interest, all represented in the same way.
Navigation of the SAGE graph requires clicking on nodes or tabs. A single click on a node recenters the graph on that node and loads its neighbors. Double-clicking on a node will perform the same actions while also opening a new tab in the sidebar for that node. Double-clicking on that tab will also recenter the graph on the corresponding node, if it is not already in the center. The SAGE graph is not designed for click-and-drag navigation, and clicking outside a node or tab will have no effect on the graph.
The sidebar provides more information about your search and any papers of interest. It provides the following information, if available:
- title and yearThe sidebar only displays as much information as is readily available about the papers, and missing information is not recoverable from the servers. SAGE is also not responsible for any missing links to the full texts. Single-clicking on any of the tabs will cause the sidebar to expand, while clicking elsewhere in the graph will cause it to collapse. To close a tab, simply click the red X that appears to the right of the tab. The tabs are color-coded to the nodes that they represent, and double-clicking will re-center the graph on that node. The "search" tab shows the current search query and gives the option of restarting your search.
- list of authors, separated by semicolons
- venue of publication
- citation count, or the number of papers that reference the paper of interest
- abstract, if provided in the paper as a synopsis
- links to the full text, if available
Following are the two error messages that may occasionally appear in SAGE, along with what they mean:
- No search results: No results. Please use the sidebar to make
Meaning: Either Microsoft's academic search did not return results in a reasonable time period, or there were no matches found for the search query.
Recommended action: Refresh the page after some time. If the error persists, check for any misspellings, or search for broader or fewer terms.
- Query Timeout: Sorry, but your query timed out. Please refresh
the page or use the sidebar to make another query.
Meaning: This most likely indicates a poor or interrupted internet connection.
Recommended action: Check internet connection. Refresh the page after some time, or perform a new search.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns about SAGE and its usage.
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