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Harvard Business Review

This guide provides instructions on how to access Harvard Business Review articles, case studies and other HB Publishing materials.

Searching for case studies in Business Source Complete

Can I find HBR case studies using library databases?

Yes. Use the Business Library database Business Source Complete. Many principle case studies will be found using the HBR website and must be purchased.

Step 1. Start at the Business Library homepage. Use Journal Finder - type Harvard Business Review. Select the database Business Source Complete.

Step 2. Business Source Complete opens. In the second search box type your keyword.

Step 3. In the third search box type CASE STUDY.

Need more help searching? Use the search guidelines for finding articles by topic. Click here


Purchase HBR Case Studies

Can I purchase articles and case studies from HBR's website?

Yes. Anyone can search and purchase case studies and articles at Harvard Business Publishing: 

Click Case Studies

Harvard Business Review Coursepack

HBR Coursepack URL
If your instructor created a HBR coursepack, you will find the coursepack URL in the syllabus and/or within eLearning.

Can't find the URL? Ask your instructor.

First time? Click the URL and Register. Create your own username and password.

Login and view the coursepack.

Coursepacks may include articles, case studies, video, and chapters. Look for the PURCHASE COURSEPACK button at the top of the the main box.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What does it mean - EXPIRED??

Don't panic. A coursepack URL only expires at the end of the term. Contact your instructor.

Do I need to BUY everything?

Yes and no! All items flagged as Required readings must be purchased - all at once. If articles are flagged as Optional - you can decide to purchase or not.

What is the advantage of a coursepack?

With a coursepack you don't need to search and hunt for the articles and cases studies. Most HBR articles and cases studies are not freely available outside of the HBP website. There is an educational discount for coursepack items - typically around 50%.

Where can I find Harvard Business Review case studies?

1) Library: Business Source Complete

2) HBR coursepack - instructors provide URL (costs $)

3) Harvard Business Review website (costs $)


If I don't use HBR case studies, are there other sources for case studies? 

Yes. There are many! Check out the research guide for Case Studies.

Need help? Ask us!

Information for Instructors

Find more information on copyright, fair use and using Harvard Business Review cases studies and articles at Faculty Services