Answered By: Michelle Reyes
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2017     Views: 92

Wilmington University Library subscribes to the journal, Harvard Business Review. Students may have trouble using the EBSCO permalinks within their Blackboard course because the publisher of Harvard Business Review does not permit direct links to articles. This appears to be the only journal title that is this restrictive.

The good news is that there are three ways to get articles from Harvard Business Review.

1. The easiest way to find Harvard Business Review articles is to go to the Library Home Page and enter the title of the article in the Discovery search box. Click on Search. Click on View Now, and then View full text to get to the article in the Business Source Complete database. See first screenshot below.

*If you would like to post persistent links to HBR articles, faculty and students can use the Permalink in Discovery to post in Blackboard, email, etc. See second screenshot. Once the link gets you into Discovery, you can then click on “View full text” to get to the article.


If you do not see the option to download the article as a PDF in Business Source Complete, just click on the Search button again (next to the Accession Number (AN) in the first Business Source Complete search box), and the record with the PDF will appear as seen below:


2. Go to the Library Home Page and click on Library Journal Locator. Enter Harvard Business Review in the journal title search box and click on Search. Click on the journal title, Harvard Business Review, as seen below. You will then see the option to “Search within this publication.” Click on this link to search for articles within Harvard Business Review by keyword, author, etc., OR you can choose from individual issues broken down by year on the right side.


3. Go directly to the Business Source Complete database. Enter Harvard Business Review in the first search box and use the drop down menu to select “SO Publication Name.” You can then add keywords in the next search box as seen below. Click on PDF Full Text to get to the article.