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Here you will find information on SAGE Catalyst, including the title list and how to use Talis Elevate in teaching.


About Your New Library Resource: SAGE Catalyst

What is SAGE Catalyst?

SAGE Catalyst is a new teaching and learning tool providing unlimited, university-wide access to over 700 SAGE premium social science textbooks. It enables blended learning through virtual collaboration, classroom discussion, and peer-to-peer learning within the textbooks and other multi-media resources – powered by Talis Elevate.

Faculty can embed chapters directly in their 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 ten disciplines, including business & management, research methods, education, psychology, and more.

What are the benefits for faculty?

  • Full curriculum coverage with access to over 700 social science textbooks.
  • Gain confidence all students can seamlessly access core texts and reading lists.
  • Increase student engagement through collaboration directly within the texts.
  • Enable social learning with virtual classroom discussions.
  • Shape course design and delivery using insights into student engagement.
  • Focus attention on the most relevant chapters, so students come to class prepared.
  • Encourage wider reading and create a more enjoyable student experience with direct links to curated lists of content.

Getting Started: How to access SAGE Catalyst

How to access the eTextbooks

You can access the SAGE Catalyst textbook collection in two main ways:

  1. via your institution's library catalogue - this is the main way students access the eTextbooks and access is institution-wide and unlimited.
  2. via your institution's discovery layer - this is for social science faculty to browse the eTextbooks. Faculty can add chapters from the discovery layer into modules for their class in the Talis Elevate app. Faculty can then share all the resources in these modules with their students via a link or by embedding it in their VLE. Contact your library administrator or check your library resources for the correct link.”




Getting Started: Introductory Guides and Training Sessions 

We regularly run introductory and training sessions for social science faculty/academics of SAGE Catalyst customers. We highly recommend that you join these sessions to get started with SAGE Catalyst and find out how to use the Talis Elevate component of SAGE Catalyst within your teaching. The dates for the next upcoming sessions are below and we regularly update these. If you want to train an entire department or group of 10+ faculty at your institution, get in touch with our support team about a bespoke session.

Upcoming Practical Training Sessions


Training Recordings

If you, or any of your faculty, aren't able to make the dates for the upcoming training sessions, or would like to learn in your own time, you can watch the recordings of our past sessions.

  • Expression of Interest webinar recording - WATCH  





Case Studies: Why Use SAGE Catalyst?


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Watch our video case study with Paul Hunter, Lecturer at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, on how he and his students have benefitted from using SAGE Catalyst and the impact this has had on teaching and learning.


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"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, Department of Linguistics, York St John University

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"It’s been a real advantage to me and the students. It improves access to the key resources you want students to read…"

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

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

Liz Mallett – Assistant Director of Academic Engagement, University of Lincoln




Support and Additional Resources

Title List Information

Download the full title list for the SAGE Catalyst core package and add-on packages here

Talis Elevate Support

For any queries regarding the Talis Elevate app, you can browse the support pages for FAQs or submit a request.

Contact Us

For queries about the textbook collection or title-specific queries, contact your local SAGE Textbooks Sales Rep. For general queries about your subscription, driving usage, and more, contact your Customer Success Rep: