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Case Studies: SAGE Business Cases

How to find and use case studies

Accessing & Using SAGE Business Cases

Students, faculty, and staff can access SAGE Business Cases through the Library's website. Just go to the Library's main page, choose  Databases and find SAGE Business Cases.

Once you have selected SAGE Business Cases, from the Home page, you can select institution and login via your institution from the top right hand corner.

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On the next page you can then select Ireland and National College of Ireland to continue and then select Shibboleth. Students can now search and access the case study materials, as well as create a profile to track your usage on the database.

At this point if you are a Staff member of NCI and would like to get access to Sage Case Study Teaching notes, you will have to create a profile (or login to a previously created account) to read teaching notes - see the box below for info.

Lecturers may use the case studies and request students to use them without having to request permission from the Library. Lecturers can also place Case Studies on Moodle for teaching and student use.

What are SAGE Business Cases?

SAGE Business Cases is designed to engage students in applying core concepts to practice through the use of examples from the global business environment. Offered on SAGE's digital library platform, SAGE Knowledge, these 5,400 cases are integrated with SAGE's journal, book, video, and reference content, allowing for a rich scholarly environment and enhanced discovery.

The wide depth and breath of SAGE Business Cases is essential for Academics whether it is for research or teaching purposes. Business Cases includes short vignettes, narrative long form, written using both field research and publicly available sources. Many Cases include teaching notes and discussion questions to ensure effective classroom use. 

Topics include Marketing, Operations Management, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, International Business, Human Resource Management, and more.

Accessing eCases at Home

If you wish to access SAGE Business Cases from home, make sure to go through the NCI Library's A-Z Databases website. You can sign in using Your NCI Username and Password.

Faculty Access

In order for faculty to access teaching notes you must create a profile and get a verification code from your Librarian:

  1. Log in to your profile or create a new profile by clicking "Profile" in the top right corner and following the instructions
  2. Tick the box called "SAGE Business Cases Instructor Access"
  3. A new box will appear called "Verification Code"
  4. Enter your verification code (available from your librarian) and click Save

Watch this video to learn more