Answered By: Colleen Lougen
Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016     Views: 233

The Sojourner Truth Library has online access to the Harvard Business Review (HBR) and owns print copies of most issues from 1948-current.  Print issues are available in the Current Periodicals section and Compact Shelving located on the ground floor (Call Number HF5001 .H3).

Online access is available in the Business Source Complete database.  However, Harvard Business Publishing has restricted 500 articles in the Business Source Complete database as "read only" meaning they can only be viewed on a computer screen and not downloaded or printed.  

To access Harvard Business Review articles: 

  • Hover over the Databases tab on the top navigation bar of the library homepage. 
  • Click on the Databases by Title link to view an alphabetical list
  • Select Business Source Complete
  • Click Publications at the top of the screen
  • Type Harvard Business Review into the publications browsing box and click browse
  • Click the link for Harvard Business Review
  • You can click the plus sign by year to navigate to the specific year if you have information such as the date, volume and issue number
  • You can also click the link for Search within this Publication 

Note: Professors and Instructors wishing to use Harvard Business Review articles in their classes should work with Harvard Business Publishing for Educators.  At this site, professors can set up course reading lists where students can purchase articles for class assignments.  Professors should not link to HBR articles in Blackboard, nor should they tell students that HBR articles in required readings can be found at the library.  the statement below is found on every single HBR article in Business Source Complete.  It strictly states that if the HBR content is to be used for course materials, then professors and students should purchase the content directly from Harvard Business Publishing:

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

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