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Find Books

Search the Sage Libraries Catalog for books, eBooks and DVDs:

A keyword search is the default search option in the Libraries catalog. Use the catalog's "Advanced Search" to search by author, title, call number, ISBN number or subject. You may also limit your search to a specific library (Albany or Troy).
 

RESEARCH TIP: Use a thesaurus to find synonyms to expand your keyword searches.


To find the book on the shelf, you will need to know the library (Albany or Troy), shelving location (Main, New Books, etc.) and call number. This information can be found on the item record (see example below). If you find a book in the catalog but it is on the opposite campus, storage or otherwise inaccesible, use the "Place Hold" function to request the book.
 


eBooks

All eBooks owned by Sage can be found by searching the Libraries' catalog. You may also search these collections separately.

Ebook Collection
A collection of over 10,000 eBooks covering a wide range of disciplines.
Ebook Central
A collection of over 70,000 eBooks covering a broad range of subjects.

eBooks may be downloaded to an eReader device. See here for downloading instructions.

 

Not finding what you need?

Try searching WorldCat, a catalog of books, media and journals in libraries around the world. You can use Sage's Interlibrary Loan service (ILL) to borrow books from other libraries.
 
Search for an item in libraries near you:
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Find Graduate Schools
Books:
The library owns access to several Peterson's Graduate Programs guides (2014 editions) in both print and ebook form.

Web:
Several websites provide data on graduate programs in the U.S. and Canada, and around the world. Some examples include:

petersons.com
princetonreview.com/grad-school
gradschools.com
graduateguide.com
etc.

Please note: Make sure to verify any information you find by checking with the individual schools you are researching. The above list is not exhaustive, as there are many other websites and services available. Use a web search to find alternatives. 
Tests and Exams
Books:
Use the Library Catalog to find test prep books for various exams by using the test acronym (GRE, LSAT, NCLEX, etc.) as your search term.   Some titles are only available as Ebooks.  To find the most current books, sort your search results by date from newest to oldest.

Pre-configured searches:
GRE                   LSAT                  NCLEX               NPTE

Build you own search:            
Go to the Library website, library.sage.edu. Click on the "Library Catalogs" tab. In the search box, enter keywords for the topic you are researching, (e.g. GRE, LSAT, NCLEX, nursing career, grad school, etc.) then click "go".

Search tips:
For more relevant results, search only in the title field by selecting "Title" from the drop down box next to the search box.

For newer results, sort your results from newest to oldest by selecting "Publication/Copyright Date: Newest to Oldest" from the Sort By drop down box.


Web Resources
Some websites offer free practice test questions and study materials. A simple Google search for "free practice test" or "free practice questions" followed by the test acronym will turn up good results.  
Career Planning
The library owns books on a variety of topics for those interested in career research.  Search the library catalog to find more titles on these and other topics:

Build you own search:            
Go to the Library website, library.sage.edu. Click on the "Library Catalogs" tab. In the search box, enter keywords for the topic you are researching, e.g. "nursing career" or "grad school", then click "go"

Search tips:
For more relevant results, search only in the title field by selecting "Title" from the drop-down box next to the search box.

For newer results, sort your results from newest to oldest by selecting "Publication/Copyright Date: Newest to Oldest" from the Sort By drop-down box.

Selected Titles:

Graduate School & Beyond:
Grad School Essentials: A Crash Course in Scholarly Skills by Shore, Zachary (2016)
57 Ways to Screw Up in Grad School: Perverse Professional Lessons for Graduate Students by Haggerty, Kevin D. and Doyle, Aaron (2015)
The Graduate School Funding Handbook by Hamel, April and Furlong, Jennifer (2012)
A Guide to Academia: Getting Into and Surviving Grad School, Postdocs, and a Research Job by Chakrabarty, Prosanta (2012)
Navigating Graduate School and Beyond by Christopher, Sundar (2011)
Life After Grad School by Jellison, Jerald M. (2010)

Nursing:
Accelerate Your Career in Nursing: A Guide to Professional Advancement and Recognition by Phillips, Janice and Boivin, Janet (2014)
Nurse's Grant Writing Advantage: How Grantwriting Can Advance Your Nursing Career by Bowers-Lanier, Rebecca (2011)
Nurse's Etiquette Advantage: How Professional Etiquette Can Advance Your Nursing Career by Pagana, Kathleen (2015)
Take Charge of Your Nursing Career: Open the Door to Your Dreams by Marshall, Lois S. (2010)

Business: 
MBA Admissions Strategy: From Profile Building To Essay Writing by Gordon, Avi (2010)
Careers in Business by Shally-Jensen, Michael (2014)
The MBA Slingshot for Women: Using Business School to Catapult Your Career by Lindsay, Nicole (2014)

Education:
101 Careers in Education by Carlson, John and Carlson, Richard (2015)
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