The library pays for you to get access to the full text of articles from three Sage Full Text Collections: Criminology, Education, and Psychology–as well as some stand alone journals. As many of you have noticed, you must choose “Sage Journals Available to Me“, to get only full text results. If you don’t, some of the results you see will not include links for full text.
If you do find a citation for a Sage article that you need, but it’s not available through the library, you can always request it through Interlibrary Loan. However, Sage Publications is offering a free trial of all their articles from now through October 15th, so this is your chance to get free and immediate access to those articles that aren’t available through the library databases.
To sign up for the free trial, go to the Sage Journals Online website and click on the box in the top right corner of the page that says “Free access to all Sage Journals Online”:
Happy article hunting–but don’t forget that even when the trial is over, you shouldn’t have to pay for full text articles. Search Journal and Book Locator by the journal title, and if the journal you need is not available through the library, you can use Interlibrary Loan, or you can contact Ask a Librarian for help finding a similar article.