Sage Publications, Inc. is an entrepreneurial publishing company that is leading the charge for distributing electronic journals and reference books of professional quality. The RU Library subscribes to both of these two services on behalf of its students, faculty, and staff. Sage eReference was discussed in a blog post on “EBooks @ your library®”
Sage Journals Online is a relatively ‘unsung’ article
database service that is similar in content to such mainstream search products
as EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, Wilson OmniFile Select and Project Muse. Sage Journals Online currently searches in
485 journal titles: ASP includes 4,500;
To search in Sage Journals Online, look in the upper right corner and type in your topic in the “Quick Search” box. Or, if you’d like to make a more nuanced search, click on the ‘Advanced Search’ tab. This leads to a simple search mechanism where all you do is enter a few words or phrases – say “social justice” and “libraries”. Then, click the “Search” button (not the “Clear All Fields” icon). The top ten hits will be listed.
Say you’d like to get into the article on “Social Justice Educational Leaders and Resistance: Toward a Theory of Social Justice Leadership” by George Theoharis. Just click the ‘Full Text (PDF)’ link, and then ‘Begin Manual Download’ in the upper left corner. You can now browse, print, or save the article as a PDF document.
Now, say you have enjoyed browsing in, printed, or have saved this article and are ready to mine its bibliography. Click back until you get to the results list, then click on the ‘References’ link. This gives you the bibliography with links to, in this case, three articles in Sage Journals Online which list ‘Abstract/Free Full Text’.
So, when you’re browsing around in EBSCO’s Academic Search Premier, Wilson OmniFile Select, or Project Muse, please do give Sage Journals Online a try as well!