A sociology class like this one would likely use one of SAGE's many sociology textbooks. (Photo by Erik Abderhalden)

SAGE Publications is a large independent publishing company based in Thousand Oaks, California. Originally established in 1965 in New York by Sara Miller McCune and George D. McCune, the company currently has satellite offices around the globe in Washington, D.C., the United Kingdom, India, and Singapore. SAGE currently has about 1,000 employees who work in a variety of departments.

SAGE Publications is known for printing a variety of materials and producing electronic products in digital form. The company prints 650 journals along with 800 different textbooks, reference manuals, and other digital products each year. The textbooks are primarily focused on the following academic subjects: humanities, business, social science, traditional science, medicine, and technology. The company owns three “imprints,” which are basically smaller trade-name companies that operate under SAGE. These include Corwin, CQ Press, and Learning Matters.

SAGE has won awards for its publishing efforts. In fact, just this year, the company was named In 2012 SAGE was named the Independent Publishers Guild Academic and Professional Publisher of the Year. This is great news if you are a student because if you need books published by SAGE for your classes, you will probably be getting a high-quality textbook that is in great condition and contains excellent information to help you succeed in your classes. The same goes for professionals who use books and manuals produced by the company.

Here are some textbooks that have been published by SAGE Publications over the years. Many professors still use some of these textbooks at various universities around the country:

Factor Analysis: Statistical Methods and Practical Issues (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) by Jae-On Kim and Charles W. Mueller (1978)

The SAGE Dictionary of Sociology by Steve Bruce and Steven Yearley (2006)

Research Methods in the Social Sciences by Bridget Somekh, and Cathy Lewin (2004)

Logistic Regression: A Primer (Quantitative Applications in the Social Sciences) by Fred C. Pampel (2000)

Teamwork: What Must Go Right/What Can Go Wrong (SAGE Series in Interpersonal Communication) by Carl Larson and Frank M. J. LaFasto (1989)

If you need one or some of these textbooks for your classes, be sure to go to the Textbooks.org homepage and search for them by title or ISBN number. You will be able to compare prices on them from several online booksellers. If you prefer to buy your books from the campus bookstore or a local independent bookstore, you will likely find most of them there as well.