Answered By: Amy Gilbert
Last Updated: Jan 16, 2015     Views: 35

Articles from the Harvard Business Review are available in EBSCO's Business Source Complete. HBR Publishing has a strict license agreement on electronic copies available in the Business Source Complete and does not allow anyone to link to their articles in Business Source Complete. HBR claims that their materials in Business Source Complete are not intended to be used for assigned course materials--this restriction includes linking to HBR materials from websites, and course syllabi. In addition to these restrictions, HBR has developed an HBR 500 list. This is a list of the most popular 500 articles from HBR and has requested that these be listed as "read-only" in Business Source Complete. The articles are available to read online but they can't be printed or linked to. 

The license agreement Harvard Business Publishing has with EBSCO supersedes Fair Use. 

For more Information on HBR's restrictions...

Please see the statement from the American Library Association's (ALA) Business Reference and User Association's (BRASS) statement on the HBR 500 and the use restrictions. You will also find a list of related news articles. 

To see a list of articles, go here: http://www.ala.org/rusa/sites/ala.org.rusa/files/content/sections/brass/Harvardbusinessreview/HBR_EBSCO_500_List_2013.pdf

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