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How To Use Sage Journals Online: Sage Journals account

Your Sage Journals Account

Screenshot of Sage Journals advanced search with Sign In and My Tools menu items highlighted

You must have a Sage Journals account and be signed into it in order to be able to save, print, or email articles to yourself in batches. 

Unlike many other databases, Sage Journals will not save your marked citations for you once you log out or close the window. You will also lose your marked citations after 30 minutes of inactivity.

The Sage Journals account is separate from the Empire login and password that you used to get into the database.

If you do not have a Sage Journals account, you can mark citations, but they will disappear as soon as your session expires or you log out or close the window. 

  1. Click Sign In in the thin menu bar at the very top of the page.
  2. Under Sign Up, click the Click here link. 
  3. You may get a security certificate error. In this case, it is nothing to worry about. 
  4. Enter your email address in the box and click Begin New Registration.
  5. Enter your contact and other information and click Register.
  6. Highlight and copy your Customer Number from the registration confirmation page. 
  7. Go to My Tools in the thick silver menu underneath the Sage Journals logo. 
  8. Click Activate your institutional subscription.
  9. Paste your Customer Number in the box and click Submit.
  10. From now on, click Sign in (in the thin menu bar at the top of the page) as soon as you log into Sage Journals.

Adding Citations To Export To RefWorks

Unlike many database, Sage Journals does not allow you to save, email, download or print full-text articles in batches. If you want to save, email, download, or print the full-text of an article, you have to access the article individually and open up the full-text PDF file in Adobe Reader. In Adobe Reader, hover your mouse cursor over the page and print and save icons will appear on the lower right side.

Screenshot of Sage Journals search results list with check item checkbox highlighted and also Add Citations and View Citations buttons

Once you are logged into your Sage Journals account, you can create a folder of marked citations (articles). 

  1. To select an article to be put into your marked citations list, click the checkbox labeled Check Item.
  2. Before you go to the next page of search results, click the ADD Citations button in the column to the right of the search results list.
  3. In order to see your list of marked citations, click the VIEW Citations button in the column to the right of the search results list. 

The Marked Citations Page

Screenshot of Sage Journals My Marked Citations page with Check ALL and Save/Print/Email/Download links highlighted



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