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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 recent searches and saved searches 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.

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 Access/Profile in the thin menu bar at the very top of the page.
  2. Click the "Create profile" link. 
  3. Enter the required contact and other information in the fields and when you are done click "create profile."
  4. You will be asked to verify your email address by clicking the link sent to the Empire University email you provided.
  5. From now on, click "Access/Profile" (in the thin menu bar at the top of the page) and click "View Profile" to get to the log-in page, as soon as you log into Sage Journals.

Navigating Search and 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.


Once you are logged into your Sage Journals account, you can conduct a search and view options for saving that search, opening/downloading an article and copying/opening citations.

Main Search Page Options

  1. On the search results page you are able to save searches. These saved searches can be accessed through Your Profile options.
  2. Once you conduct a search you can open an articles URL, download the PDF or view as an EPUB.
  3. If you select multiple results you can choose "export selected citations" which allows you to export or copy citations for: RIS (ProCite, Reference Manager), EndNote, BibTeX, and Medlars.

When you click on a search result there is an option for "Cite article."

You have an option to copy the provided citation or Download to a reference manager including: RIS (ProCite, Reference Manager), EndNote, BIbteX, and Medlars and RefWorks.