Research Help & Tips

For tips on getting started researching your topic, see the library’s list of Subject Research Guides here. For tips on finding articles or finding books, see below


You can find articles by entering your search terms in the QuickSearch box on the RSC Library home page, or by using a library database.

Many databases provide full text coverage. You will often see links that you can click on to connect directly to an article. Look for “PDF Full Text,” “HTML Full Text” or “Linked Full Text” somewhere on the page. Examples are below:

The Find Full Text symbol indicates that Sage may own the material, but it is housed in a different database or journal. Clicking this link will bring you to the article in full text, if owned by Sage.

If full text access is NOT available through the Sage databases, you may request the journal article via Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

Find books

Search the Sage Libraries

You can use the global search br found above. The search bar is present on almost all pages on the library site. For more info you can click the “Search Options & Tips” button under the search bar.

For help searching the catalog, see our Research Guide about finding books. E-books from EBSCOhost ebooks and Ebook Central can be viewed online.

To learn more about our policies, see the Borrowing Policies page.

For help physically locating the book in the stacks, see the shelf location guide for the Shea Learning Center and SCA Learning Center.

Request Books and Media from the Sage Libraries’ Collection

Find book or media in the Sage Libraries’ Catalog and place a hold.

We will deliver to the location you select (either the Troy or Albany campus library) when placing the hold.

Request Books and Media Outside the Sage Libraries’ Collection via Interlibrary Loan

Looking for more? Try WorldCat, a catalog of books, media, and journals in libraries around the world. You can use Sage’s Interlibrary Loan service (ILLIAD) to borrow books from other libraries. To search libraries across the globe and have us obtain the book or media, use WorldCat and make use of WorldCat’s Sage Interlibrary Loan links to place request (see below). In WorldCat, if Sage owns a book, a link back to Sage’s catalog will be displayed and you can place a hold as indicated above.

Renew a Book

Regular Library Books

Regular library books can be renewed in several ways:

Interlibrary Loan Items

For renewing interlibrary loan items, please see the Interlibrary Loan policies page.

Citing Sources & Style Guides