Harvard Business Review – How to

Accessing Harvard Business Review articles

Harvard Business Review has required databases to turn off direct linking to its articles. That means that if you need to find a certain article in Harvard Business Review, there is no way to just click a link and go directly to it. If you want to share the article with someone else, there is no way to give them a link to it – you can only tell them how to find it themself.

Instructions for locating Harvard Business Review articles:

  1. Go to the library web site at http://www.esc.edu/library
  2. Click Article Databases
  3. Scroll down the alphabetical list and click Business Source Complete
  4. Use the search box to search for the title of your article  (For best results, but your article title in quotation marks.)  You can also try the other option of clicking on Publications at the top of the screen and browse for Harvard Business Review there.
  5. If you searched for your article title, your article should appear in the search results list. Click on its title to view information about the article. If you browsed for Harvard Business Review under Publications, you can select it from the results list and then choose the year and date of your article and then browse the list to locate it.
  6. Click on the PDF Full-text icon to view the article itself.

You can’t print Harvard Business Review articles

Harvard Business Review has required databases to disable the ability to print its articles. You also cannot copy or paste text from its articles. They can only be read online or saved as PDF and read offline, but still on the computer.

An unfortunate side effect of this is that if you need to use a screen reader, it will not work. Please contact the college’s Office of Disability Services and they will make arrangements to get you the article in a format that you can use.

Harvard Business Review Case Studies

Harvard Business Review case studies are not available through the Empire State College Online Library. 

They may be purchased individually at the link provided.

The library does have access to case studies from other sources. For more information on that, go to the Case Studies tab of the Business, Management & Economics guide.