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Harvard Business Review (HBR)

A guide to accessing Harvard Business Review (HBR) through the Consortium Library.

Accessing Harvard Business Review

The Consortium Library subscribes to Harvard Business Review in print (1922-present), and we have full-text electronic access (also 1922-present) in Business Source Premier.

Harvard Business Review Read-Only Articles

Harvard Business Publishing restricts access to Harvard Business Review's 500 most popular articles, the "HBR 500," in Business Source Premier. These articles are read-only, so you can read the full text online, but you cannot print, download, or link to them from a persistent URL. You can photocopy, scan, or request document delivery for any article from the library's print copy of HBR.

Can't find what you need? Are you looking for a case study?

Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) produces a large amount of content and brands different products with the Harvard Business Review name. The Consortium Library has access to content published in Harvard Business Review magazine, but we do not have access to the Harvard Business Review case study series. These case studies are separate from the magazine and are indexed (but not available in full text) in Business Source Premier. They must be purchased directly from the publisher.

Additional Information for Faculty

Faculty who want to use Harvard Business Review content as course material should work with Harvard Business Publishing for Educators. If HBR content is to be used as course material, Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) requires professors and students to puchase content directly from HBP rather than access that content through Business Source Premier. HBP restricts linking of Harvard Business Review content, and content should not be linked to in Blackboard, in course syllabi, or on websites. This statement appears on every Harvard Business Review item in Business Source Premier:

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 course packs, persistent linking from syllabi or by any other means of incorporating the content into course resources. Business licensees may not host this content on learning management systems or use persistent linking or other means to incorporate the content into learning management systems. Harvard Business Publishing will be pleased to grant permission to make this content available through such means. For rates and permission, contact

The Consortium Library is not purchasing any expanded permissions for Harvard Business Review.

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Additional Information

Harvard Business Review's restrictions are a source of frustration for many libraries. Please see the following websites for additional information about this issue: