SAGE Library News – February 2012

Welcome to the first issue of SAGE Library News for 2012. Click on the links below to learn about our experience at the ALA Midwinter hosted in Dallas, Texas, new journals and changes in 2012, our 2012 SAGE Electronic Products, SAGE Reference titles honored by RUSA Awards, SAGE Knowledge, New Features to SAGE Research Methods, CQ Press Stats, and more.

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Access via Shibboleth Now Available for US Institutions

To date, accessing SAGE Journals via Shibboleth has been available only for institutions in UK, France and Germany. Starting NOW, HighWire has made this available as well for institutions in the USA that are members of the InCommon federation.

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"Shibboleth (federated access management) is one of several access control methods available for institutions to access SAGE Journals content online. In practical terms the advantage of using Shibboleth is that an authenticated network user may access online resources, both locally and externally, using a single sign on procedure. In addition, Shibboleth ensures security whilst protecting user privacy."

If you have any questions or require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us via

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Call for Participation in LISU Research Project

'Working together: evolving value for academic libraries' is a research project, commissioned by SAGE Publications Ltd, aiming to investigate the value of academic libraries for academic departments. We have appointed LISU to undertake the research in December 2011.

The value of libraries has become an important focus for research in recent years. In an increasingly tough climate for many libraries around the world, being able to demonstrate impact and value is crucial.

One of the key areas the project team intends to explore is the value of academic libraries to academic departments and how this can be improved. The objective of the project is to provide the academic library community with a better understanding of the connections between academic libraries and academic departments and to identify practical ways to enhance their working relationship. Read more about the project.

Do you want to participate?

We are looking for higher education libraries, particularly in the US, UK and in Scandinavia, which are delivering exceptionally good and/or innovative support services to research and teaching staff. Contact us here to get involved!

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Discover SAGE Knowledge

Discover SAGE Knowledge

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Launching in June 2012 with more than 2,500 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

Be the first to trial SAGE Knowledge! Sign up at

For more information visit

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New in 2012: CQ Press State Stats

CQ Press State Stats

State Stats is a new database from CQ Press that delivers a dynamic and engaging user experience that is unmatched in other resources. It features data from more than 80 different government and non-government sources and is backed by a rich collection of more than 2,000 current and historical data series on popular topics of research interest. State Stats has an easy-to-use interface that uniquely allows users to discover, view, and export key information measures for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Learn More

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Explore New Features on SAGE Research Methods

Explore New Features on SAGE Research Methods

SAGE's web-based research methods product - is the place to go for researchers, faculty and students carrying out research projects. SAGE Research Methods is an innovative online research tool created to help students and researchers across the social sciences to design research projects, understand methods or identify new methods, conduct research, and write up their findings. The product includes over 120,000 pages of book, journal and reference content from leading SAGE authors, easily accessible online.

Check out our exciting new features and functionalities for 2012!

New enhancements

  • 43 new titles are now available
    • The new titles are identified by green “NEW” icons
  • Enriched SRMO Lists function, including drag-and-drop feature
    • You can now quickly add relevant topics to your lists by dragging and dropping content
  • Methods-in-Action search widget into SAGE Journals to explore related online journal content
    • This allows you to type a methodology into this widget and expand your research experience by exploring SAGE Journals.
  • Term definition pop-ups within the Methods Map
    • You can now slide your mouse over a term on the Methods Map to get a short definition.
  • Improved author pages with photos, bios, affiliations, and contact information 

               Contact your sales manager to subscribe or set up a trial!

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Business Information Review launches best paper prize

The Editors of BIR are delighted to announce the launch in 2012 of the annual BIR best paper prize. The Editors and Editorial Board will make up the panel of judges. The prize for the best paper published is £100 plus a £100 voucher for SAGE books or individual journal subscriptions.  For further information about BIR please visit, and for the BIR blog:

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Discoverability Breakfast at the American Library Association

Discoverability Breakfast at the American Library Association We had a great turn out of people who joined SAGE for a hot breakfast and a panel discussion on “Discoverability in the 21st Century’ based on a new whitepaper.  The "Discoverability in the 21st Century" panel tackled the challenges of making scholarly content discoverable and how to overcome those challenges. View the whitepaper

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New Journals & Changes 2012

We are pleased to announce the new journals that will published by SAGE in 2012. Please also be reminded of journals that joined SAGE in 2011. View all New and Forthcoming Journals here.

Don't forget! To continue uninterrupted access to these titles, please renew your subscription through your preferred subscription agent or directly through SAGE.

Now Published by SAGE (2012)
First SAGE Issue Previous Publisher ISSN

Adult Learning

Volume 23, Issue 2 (May 2012)

American Association for Adult and Continuing Education


Australasian Psychiatry

Volume 20, Issue 1 (March 2012)



Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry

Volume 46, Issue 1 (February 2012)



Clinical EEG and Neuroscience

Volume 43, Issue 1 (January 2012)

EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society


Drug Information Journal

Volume 46, Issue 1 (January 2012)

Drug Information Association


European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Volume 11, Issue 1 (March 2012)



Gifted Education International

Volume 28, Issue 1 (January 2012)

AB Academic


Humanity and Society

Volume 36, Issue 1 (February 2012)

Association for Humanist Sociology


International Area Studies Review

Volume 15, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Hankuk Univ of Foreign Studies


International Journal Of Discrimination And The Law

Volume 11, Issue 3 (September 2011)

AB Academic


International Review Of Victimology

Volume 18, Issue 1 (January 2012)

AB Academic



Volume 66, Issue 1 (January 2012)

Union Presbyterian Seminary


Journal of Applied Social Science

Volume 6, Issue 1 (March 2012)



Journal of Drug Issues

Volume 42, Issue 1 (January 2012)

Florida State University College of Criminology and Criminal Justice


Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery

Volume 14, Issue 1 (January 2012)



Journal of Laboratory Automation

Volume 17, Issue 1 (February 2012)



Journalism & Communication Monographs

Volume 14, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

Volume 67, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly

Volume 89, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication


Journal of Research on Leadership Education

Volume 7, Issue 1 (April 2012)

University Council for Educational Administration


Learning Disability Quarterly

Volume 34, Issue 3 (August 2011)

Hammill Institute on Disabilities


Management and Labour Studies

Volume 37, Issue 1 (February 2012)

XLRI Jamshedpu, School of Business Management & Human Resources


Medical Law International

Volume 11, Issue 3 (September 2011)

AB Academic


Nutrition And Health

Volume 21, Issue 1 (January 2012)

AB Academic


Research Ethics

Volume 8, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Association of Research Ethics Committees (AREC)


Social Marketing Quarterly

Volume 17, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Taylor and Francis


Sociological Methodology

Volume 42, Issue 1 (August 2012)



Sociological Theory

Volume 30, Issue 1 (March 2012)



Teaching Public Administration

Volume 30, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Sheffield Hallam University



Volume 15, Issue 1 (March 2012)

Management Development Institute


Access update for Journal of Dental Research (JDR):  Open access to JDR has ceased. All JDR content is available through SAGE’s various purchase options. Please contact Dan Ruth ( or Courtney Pugh ( with any further questions.

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2012 SAGE Electronic Products

SAGE Journals

SAGE Premier now includes electronic access to over 600 peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journals spanning subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, medicine and many more. Learn more

SAGE Deep Backfile Package includes over 430 SAGE journals backfiles that are interdisciplinary, including high-impact content published on behalf of hundreds of renowned, scholarly and professional societies. Enables students, faculty, and researchers to follow the trail of citations back to volume 1, issue 1 across a span of research topics. Learn more

The SAGE Subject Collections are discipline-specific packages of the most popular peer-reviewed journals. These comprehensive discipline-specific packages include more than 413 journals, over 189,000 full-text articles, book reviews, editorials, and more with all the original graphics, tables, and page numbers. Learn More

If you haven't seen our new 2012 packages, visit here for the full list!

For more information on pricing, to trial these products, or for more information, please contact

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SAGE Reference RUSA Awards

SAGE Research

The Collection Development and Evaluation Section (a part of the Reference and User Services Association, or RUSA) has announced its selections of the most outstanding works of 2011. SAGE & CQ Press have two titles selected that are honored as “Best Reference Sources of 2011, plus SAGE received an honorable mention for the Dartmouth Medal for the most outstanding reference work of the year.

The outstanding SAGE & CQ titles include:

Outstanding Reference Sources:

Dartmouth Medal for the most outstanding reference work of the year:

View the complete list of Outstanding Reference Sources at

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