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Q: How can I access & print Harvard Business Review articles?

Answer

Our license for the Harvard Business Review does not allow direct linking to its articles. This means that you cannot get access from or share the article's direct link. You can only access the article within the database.

The easiest way to get to an article from the Harvard Business Review is to use the citation to find it. Instead of looking the article up by name in SuperSearch, follow these steps using our sample citation:

Mauboussin, M. J. (2012). The true measures of success. Harvard Business Review, 90(10), 46-56.

  1. On the library homepage, click the "Journal Holdings" link above SuperSearch.
  2. On the journal holdings search page, enter Harvard Business Review in the search box, then click search.
  3. On the search results page, click the link to the Harvard Business Review in Business Source Complete.
  4. This will take you to the "Publication Details" page for the Harvard Business Review. Find the year that the article was published. Open the menu for that year. In this case, it is 2012.
    Select the year and issue from the "All Issues" menu
  5. In the menu for that year, find the issue in which the article was published. In our example, it is October.
  6. This will create a database search for only the articles published in that issue of the Harvard Business Review. You will be able to find it in the search results, and read the PDF of the article in your browser.

Harvard Business Review also requires databases to disable the ability to print its articles or copy and paste text from its articles. This means that HBR articles can only be read in your browser.

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Feb 07, 2018

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