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Harvard Business Review in Business Source Premier (HBR): Home

How to locate articles published in the Harvard Business Review. Which articles have been embargoed by the publisher and a work-around.

Step I. Some Important Things To Know About Harvard Business Review

1. The publisher of Harvard Business Review currently embargoes 500 of the most popular articles. This means that you can view the article online but cannot download or print it.

2. The attached Excel file (below) contains the current list of embargoed articles. To obtain a copy of any of these articles, place a request through your Interlibrary Loan Account. 

Step II. Finding Harvard Business Review

1. The full-text of all HBR articles starting at Volume/Issue 1 through the most recent issue are found in Business Source Premier.

2. Start at the Library Homepage and open the box labeled Databases by Subject.

3. Click on the hyperlink browse the full A - Z list and then click on B.

4. Click on the link for Business Source Premier.

Step III. Limiting Results to Harvard Business Review Articles by Topic

1. In the first dialog box type in harvard business review (no need to capitalize).

2. Click the down arrow in the default setting Select a Field and select SO Publication Name.

3. In this example you are looking for articles about competitive advantage. Type the words into the second dialog box and press enter.

4. Your search statement should look like this

Step IV. When You Know the Title OR Author of the Article

1. As shown above, limit your source to harvard business review

2. In the second dialog box, type in the last name of the author and change the down arrow to AU Author

3. In the third dialog box, type in the first few words of the article title and change the down arrow to TI Title

4. Your search looks like this

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