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Harvard Business Review - Articles and Cases

This guide contains information about accessing and using Harvard Business Review articles and cases.

Harvard Business Review

Rutgers University Libraries has access to the full text of Harvard Business Review (HBR) from 1922 to the present. HBR can be accessed the following ways:

This QuickSearch record shows both print in-library holdings at Rutgers libraries and online access via EBSCO databases (see below) .

HBR is one of thousands of publications indexed in Business Source Premier. You can search by article title, author, subject or date to narrow your results, and limit your search to only Harvard Business Review articles by typing Harvard Business Review in the Source (SO) field. Access to some HBR case studies is also available by combining this with the phrase "case study" in the search box

Content Restrictions

Harvard Business Review published the following statement regarding access via EBSCOhost in May 2009:

Harvard Business Review and Harvard Business Publishing Newsletter content on EBSCOhost is licensed for the private individual use of authorized EBSCOhost users. It is not intended for use as assigned course material in academic institutions nor as corporate learning or training materials in businesses. Academic licensees may not use this content in electronic reserves, electronic coursepacks, persistent linking from syllabi, or by any other means of incorporating the content into course resources. Harvard Business Publishing will be pleased to grant permission to make this content available through such means. For rates and permission, contact or click this link for more information.

Restrictions on Printing and Saving

Starting 8/1/2013, Harvard Business Review changed its policy on printing some of its most-read articles. The top 500 articles have been set to "read only," which means that they cannot be printed. These restrictions extend to emailing, saving and persistent links which means that they cannot be posted in a CMS. A PDF of the article may be downloaded and saved, but printing has been disabled within the file. Students are welcome to search and find them in Business Source Premier and read them at their convenience.

The spreadsheet above is a list of the 500 articles impacted by this change. If you have any problems printing an HBR article, please consult this list to see if it appears; if so, it has been designated as "read only." If it is not on this list, please contact me or another business librarian and we will troubleshoot the problem.

For further information on these restrictions from Harvard Business School Publishing, please refer to the American Library Association's RUSA/BRASS Statement on Harvard Business Review Pricing & Access.


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