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State of the Library 2020

SAGE Premier

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NewSAGE Premier ~ Databaseof academic Journals

In the spring of 2019, the ORU Library collection of SAGE journals expanded from less than 200 titles to nearly 1,100. Mary Ann Walker, the Electronic Resources Librarian, rejoiced at the opportunity to subscribe to the full opens new windowSAGE Premier database when the vendor adjusted its subscription model. New titles will be added each year. All are peer-reviewed.

To the left are links to selected subject areas available in SAGE Premier. Click an area of interest to begin browsing the journal titles in that category.

Tips on Accessing Journals and Journal Articles

  • As long as you are a current student, faculty member, or other employee of ORU, you typically do not have to pay for a journal article, even if ORU does not subscribe to the journal.
  • Whenever you hit a paywall while searching for a journal article, STOP! Don't pay for it!.
  • instead, make sure the Library does not have the article by doing these three searches:
  • Should the full text not be available, copy and paste the citation into an email to to request it through the Library's interlibrary loan (ILL) service.
    • Include your contact information (ORU email and phone number) in the request.
    • Turnaround time is typically only a couple of workdays. In most cases, you will receive an email from the ILL office with a PDF or a link with a code to access the full text online.
    • Only rarely is the Library unable to obtain a journal article.
    • Unless students are writing a senior paper or thesis and have had ILL training from an ORU librarian, they are charged $2.00 per ILL request; however, that is a bargain considering that publishers often charge as much as $40 or more per article.
    • Faculty members are not charged for ILL requests for journal articles.