EBSCO is pleased to announce the inclusion of additional SAGE content to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS). As part of this content enhancement, we have consolidated five previous SAGE databases into two new databases – SAGE Knowledge and SAGE Research Methods – to make setup easier for customers subscribing to multiple products. The previously available five standalone SAGE databases will be discontinued.
As part of this consolidation, customers will be able to access existing and new SAGE content under the following two new databases.
• SAGE Navigator
• SAGE Video
• SAGE Business Cases
• SAGE Books – New to EDS
• SAGE Reference – New to EDS
SAGE Research Methods:
• SAGE Research Methods Cases
• SAGE Research Methods Datasets
• SAGE Research Methods Video – New to EDS
• SAGE Research Methods Books and Reference – New to EDS
*Please note that SAGE Business Researcher will continue to be made available as a separate database in EDS.
Do I need to take action to add the new content?
No, you are not required to take action during this transition. EBSCO is automatically enabling the new databases for all customers who previously had SAGE content and CustomLinking enabled on an EDS profile. Customers who had the previous SAGE CustomLinks enabled on their EDS profiles will be migrated to the newly created CustomLinks for SAGE Knowledge and SAGE Research Methods. We anticipate having all SAGE databases and CustomLinks migrated to their new versions by November 30, 2017.
The previous SAGE databases will remain active until December 6, 2017, at which time they will be automatically retired.
Will this change affect persistent links or saved searches to SAGE records?
Yes. Existing saved searches and persistent links to SAGE items will need to be updated to ensure that they work with the updated SAGE databases. We encourage all EDS customers to refresh searches and update persistent links once the new SAGE databases are available within their EDS profiles.