Sage Handbooks Available on Sage Reference Online

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC (June 29, 2009)—SAGE announced today that the new SAGE Reference Online Handbook Collection, a set of 80 of its highest rated handbooks, digitized and hosted on the award-winning SAGE Reference Online platform, is now available for libraries worldwide. The first demos of the Handbook Collection will be given to attendees of the American Libraries Association meeting in Chicago, July 11-13.

The Handbook Collection was developed following extensive consultation with librarians about how researchers are using reference collections in today’s libraries. Sold as a set on the SAGE Reference Online platform, the highly acclaimed handbooks, which include award-winning titles, cover a range of subject areas across the social sciences and include such key resources as:

· Handbook of International Relations (Carlsnaes, Risse, Simmons)

· Handbook of Youth Mentoring (DuBois/Karcher)

· The SAGE Handbook of Health Psychology (Sutton/Baum/Johnston)

“SAGE Reference Online has hosted high-quality, authoritative and award-winning encyclopedia content since its inception in 2007,” commented Rolf Janke, Vice President of SAGE Reference. “Now with the Handbook Collection, users have even more authoritative, interdisciplinary content to help with their research. We’re delighted that a number of libraries internationally have already taken advantage of the introductory price, saving $2,000.”

The 2009 SAGE Reference Online Handbook Collection is sold as a set and individual titles are not available for purchase at this time. The 2009 introductory price for the one-time purchase of the set of 80 handbooks is $6,000 (list price: $8,000), and includes access for unlimited users and perpetual access to purchased content. For customers outside of the USA, please contact your local SAGE Sales Manager for further pricing information. Visit www.sagepub.com/reference.nav or www.sagepub.com/onlinehandbooks for more information.