Answered By: Michelle Reyes
Last Updated: Jan 21, 2021     Views: 484

Harvard Business Review is accessible through EBSCOhost's Business Source Ultimate database. Students may have trouble using the EBSCOhost permalinks within their course in Canvas because Harvard Business Publishing, the publisher of Harvard Business Review, does not permit the posting of direct links to articles in learning management systems. In addition to prohibiting the posting of direct links, Harvard Business Publishing also places printing and saving restrictions on the Top 500 List of articles in Harvard Business Review. These restrictions will automatically appear in Business Source Ultimate. Here is a link to the Top 500 List from 2013:

Here is a link to the Harvard Business Review Permissions statement:

This appears to be the only journal that is this restrictive.

The good news is that there are still a few ways to view articles from Harvard Business Review.

1. The easiest way to find Harvard Business Review articles is to go to the Business Source Ultimate database and enter the article title in quotation marks in the search box. See first screenshot 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 Ultimate 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.