Q. Does the library have access to Harvard Business Review (HBR) Case Studies?


Harvard Business School's case studies are a popular requested item here at McDermott Library. Access to the case studies can be explained by first making the following important distinction:

  1. Case studies distributed through Harvard Business Publishing must be purchased individually online via www.hbr.org/case-studies. Libraries cannot purchase this content.
  2. Case studies published in Harvard Business Review are accessible through library-provided links because your library subscribes to this journal. See instructions below.

Some other offerings, like the HBR Visual Library, are available to individual subscribers only.


Here's how to find any article from Harvard Business Review (HBR):

From the Library homepage, enter "harvard business review" in the Discover tab and click the search button.


In your results, look for the record that has the Journal icon next to it and click Available Online.


On the resulting page (EBSCOhost), you can either browse by year, volume on the right side or click the "Search within this publication" link and use keywords, author names, or article titles to search within HBR.


Important tips regarding sharing of Harvard Business Review content:

Send only the citation information rather than a url or saved PDF if you wish to share content from HBR. The recipient must navigate using the steps above or the library-provided link to Business Source Complete in order to access full text.

  • Copying and sending the url / link from a full text HBR article will not work for the recipient. The links to HBR are not static; they are designed to have credentials verified before providing full text.
  • Saving the full text PDF of HBR content and sharing with others is a violation of terms of use policy.


  • Last Updated Aug 20, 2019
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  • Answered By Matt Young

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