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Business Research

Introduction to Business Resources

Copyright and HBR

Harvard Business Publishing has very strict guidelines for copyright. It is important to understand that general fair use practices do not apply to HBR.

To avoid copyright infringement:

  • HBR case studies and articles 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 case studies or articles.
  • HBR case studies and articles may not be requested through Interlibrary loan.

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

RUSA/BRASS Statement on Harvard Business Review Pricing & Access (Download PDF)

All databases containing Harvard Business Review, a journal published by Harvard Business Publishing (HBP), became “read only” for 500 (HBR 500) of the most popular Harvard Business Review articles on August 1, 2013. Campuses may pay a premium to restore full access to link, save, and print the affected articles.  EBSCO, exclusive provider to electronic Harvard Business Review articles, notified subscribers in spring of 2013 about this change.

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.