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Business Research

Introduction to Business Resources at Buley Library and Beyond

Copyright and HBR

Starting 8/1/2013, Harvard Business Review changed its policy on printing some of its most-read articles. These articles have been set to "read only," which means that they cannot be printed. A PDF of the article may be downloaded and saved, but printing has been disabled within the file.

The spreadsheet linked below 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." 

Please note that the articles on this list may change over time. When in doubt, please contact the SCSU Business Librarian.

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.

To avoid copyright infringement:

  • HBR articles and Harvard Case Studies should not be distributed or shared. Do not create direct links or post a URL. They can be used for individual research.
  • Do not share PDFs or print and disseminate HBR articles or case studies.
  • HBR articles and case studies may not be requested through Interlibrary loan.

Anyone can search and purchase case studies at Harvard Business Publishing: Click Case Studies.

Finding Case Studies & Articles in HBR

SCSU Buley Library has access to the full text of Harvard Business Review (HBR) from 1922 to the present. HBR can be accessed the following ways:

1. Harvard Business Review (Print and Electronic)

  • This QuickSearch record shows both print in-library holdings and online access via EBSCO databases (see below). The library has print issues of HBR in the Bound Journals on the Ground Floor, as well as newer issues by the current periodicals (also on the Ground Floor).

2. HBR is one of thousands of publications indexed in the Business Source Premier database.

  • Access to HBR case studies is available by combining a journal search for the Harvard Business Review with the phrase "case study" in the search box. 
  • If you're searching for HBR articles, perform a similar search except enter your topic or search terms instead of "case study" in the search box.