About SAGE Reference Online

About SAGE Reference Online

Q. How can I purchase SAGE Reference Online?

A. You can order with SAGE directly at librarysales@sagepub.com or order through your favorite wholesaler.

Q. How much will it cost?

A. SAGE Reference Online Encyclopedia and Handbook Collections cost at least 15% less than purchasing online titles individually. View the complete list of collections along with included titles and collection prices.

For pricing information on individual encyclopedia or handbook titles, or consortia pricing, contact:


PHONE 800-818-7243
FAX 800-583-2665
MAIL SAGE Publications
2455 Teller Road
Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
EMAIL librarysales@sagepub.com


PHONE +44 (0)20 7324 8701
FAX +44 (0)20 7324 8733
MAIL SAGE Publications
1 Oliver's Yard
55 City Road
London, EC1Y 1SP
EMAIL e-reference@sagepub.co.uk

For Technical support in North America, South America and Central America, email: onlinesupportus@sagepub.com. In Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia, email: onlinesupport@sagepub.co.uk.

Q. How do I sign up for a free trial?

A. Email: librarysales@sagepub.com or e-reference@sagepub.co.uk

Q. What content will I be able to access through the trial?

A. The trial allows acces to all content on the SAGE Reference Online platform.

Q. Does SAGE Reference have a widget I can place on my institution's website, research guides, or other site?

A. Yes, please download the SAGE Reference search widget and place this code on your website.  This widget will allow researchers to perform a quick search against all content which your institution has access and a new window will appear with results of their query.  Please direct any questions or report technical problems to the contact in your region, noted above.

Q. Is SAGE Reference Online COUNTER Compliant?

A. Yes, We are offer COUNTER Compliant usage statistics.

Q. Does SAGE supply MARC Records?

A. Yes. Via this link, you may download the MARC-21 compliant records for all SAGE reference titles for your library's OPAC system (Online Public Access Catalog).

If you have any questions about these records, please contact onlinesupportus@sagepub.com.

Q. Which SAGE Reference products are available through Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)?

A. All individual encyclopedia titles are available through GVRL for purchase. However, no SAGE Reference Collections can be purchased through GVRL. All Collections must be purchased through SAGE directly or through your favorite wholesaler.

Q. If I have acess on GVRL will I be able to get the SAGE Reference Online version for free?

A. The GVRL platform and the SAGE Reference Online platform are separate products, therefore they must be purchased independently of each other.

Q. Are there discounts if I have the print and want to buy the online version?

A. No discounts are offered.

Q. Will the online version be available simultaneously with the print?

A. The electronic version will publish almost simultaneously, within 2 weeks of the print version. There are a few exceptions.

Q. Are there hosting fees?

A. Yes. See below how they apply.

Annual Hosting Fee: No fee shall be charged during the initial five year period, commencing on the date of this agreement. Thereafter, the Annual Hosting Fee shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00) per title per year; provided however, that in no event shall the Annual Hosting Fee exceed seven hundred dollars ($700.00).

For current customers, who originally purchased either single or package encyclopedias, an amendment will be added to their existing SRO contract with no new hosting fees applied separately for handbooks. For new customers, the same agreement will be used, which was recently changed to include both handbook(s) and/or encyclopedia(s) sales. The current hosting fee model will be applied ($25/title, $700 cap after 5 years). This hosting fee structure is applied to any SRO purchase, whether involving encyclopedias, handbooks, or both.

Q. How are users authenticated?

A. SAGE Reference Online supports IP address authentication and Athens.

Q. Do I have to renew my subscription every year?

A. No. There is no subscription pricing. Once you buy it, you own it. It is a one-time purchase.