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What is SAGE Catalyst? 

SAGE Catalyst provides unlimited, university-wide access to over 700 premium social science textbooks with virtual collaboration, classroom discussion, and peer-to-peer learning enabled within the textbooks. It also supports your other multi-media resources – all within a single platform, powered by Talis Elevate. 

Faculty can embed chapters directly into their institution’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or Learning Management System (LMS), and view analytics at course, resource, and student level. This gives valuable insight into student engagement, while also providing equitable access to core texts across 10 disciplines, including business & management, research methods, education, and more. 

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Key features 

SAGE Catalyst gives you confidence that all students can seamlessly access and enjoy their reading lists, all the while better engaging students online in blended or asynchronous learning.

Private and Shared Content Engagement

Collaborate via commenting within the textbooks
to engage students online and enable social learning with virtual classroom discussions for students to share knowledge. 

Multi Content Type Approach

Upload other multi-media content 
so faculty can build virtual conversations into their own lecture slides, notes, and other resources.

Engagement Analytics

Easy-to-read engagement analytics 
at student, resource, and course level, that give valuable insights and identify where students might need extra support.




What's in the premium social science textbook collection?

books cover images The collection includes over 700 of our premium social science textbooks, in eTextbook format, providing full and comprehensive coverage across the entire social science curriculum - at all levels.


Business & Management (130+ titles)

Education (110+ titles)

Communication & Media Studies (50+ titles)

Counselling (40+ titles)

Criminology (30+ titles)

Politics & International Relations (30+ titles)

Geography (10+ titles)


Research Methods (100+ titles)

Psychology (70+ titles)

Nursing (50+ titles)

Social Work (30+ titles)

Sociology (30+ titles)

Study Skills (15+ titles)

Cultural Studies (3 titles)


Alongside our Catalyst Core collection, you have the option to add on packages with additional Study Skills, Business & Management, Research Methods and Professional titles.



What are users saying?


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I love how SAGE Catalyst links top SAGE eBooks directly into Talis Elevate, making it really easy to get collaboration started.” 

- Liz Mallet - Assistant Director of Academic Engagement, University of Lincoln 


“Being able to assign key readings through the platform for students to summarize and comment on outside of the classroom provides an extra layer of scaffolding to support learning…it has led to greater engagement.” 

- Dr. Clare Cunningham – Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, York St John University



“It’s been a real advantage to me and the students. It improves access to the key resources you want students to read…and it helps you manage your course and ensure students actually enjoy textbook reading” 

- Paul Hunter – Lecturer in the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow 





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How it works

SAGE Catalyst is a digital library subscription product. Libraries can get an annual subscription to SAGE Catalyst for unlimited, institution-wide access to the full textbook collection, including any new textbooks added during their subscription period. In addition, their entire social science faculty can access Talis Elevate to use the collaborative teaching and learning functionality.

Pricing is for an annual subscription, based on the social science enrolment size of your institution. Contact us today for a quote. 



Contact us

Contact your local institutional account manager to find out more and request a demo or quote:

England, Scotland, Wales & Ireland

Christopher Goldie -

Europe, Middle East and Africa  

Kathleen Schutter  -


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