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Ebooks Help: SAGE

Using SAGE

SAGE covers a broad range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine.


  • You can read online by clicking the desired chapter/section heading. This will display the chapter in scroll format, but you have the option to show page numbers, for easier citation.
  • Text size can be altered as desired.


  • You can search the platform from the search box at the top of the page.
  • You can search within the ebook by clicking to open a section, then typing your search term into the "Search this chapter" box.

Downloading and printing:

  • To download, click on desired chapter/section title, then select "Download" (next to book title and details).

  • SAGE allows printing by book chapter and encyclopedia / glossary entry:
  • It will not be the print ready PDF, it will be generated from the XML so as not to provide a direct replica of the print version
  • It will contain the name of the purchasing institution, a SAGE copyright message and the name of the platform on every page.
  • A user will be able to copy and paste text from the PDF.
  • It will include an indicator of where the print page falls to support referencing from the PDF
    (from SAGE Help pages)

Highlighting, annotating, etc.:

  • This can be done using the "Comment" toolbar on your saved PDFs.




Features at a glance

Ebook function Yes/No/Explanantion

Read online?


Specialised reader software required?


 Read offline?

 Yes (see Downloading)

 iPad compatible?

 Yes (also smart phones)


 Yes (by chapter)


 Yes (by chapter)

Personal account?

 Yes (not necessary for functionality)

HIghlighting, saving text etc?

 Yes (on saved PDF)

Online help pages?

 SAGE Help pages