This is one of the most frequently asked questions in MIRC, presumably because HBR is such a key management journal and is renowned worldwide.

The short answer is via EBSCO Business Source Complete.  From the EBSCO home page, click on the Publications tab in the blue toolbar and then, in the Browsing box, enter ‘Harvard Business Review’ and click on Browse.

A list of relevant sources is displayed with details of date ranges for which we have full-text.  In the case of HBR we have access to every issue since its inception in 1922.

Clicking on the journal title will take you to a list of all the issues arranged by year.  If you know the precise issue you need you can browse through the list.

Alternatively if you wish to search for articles within HBR simply click on “Search within this publication” (above the journal title) and the journal will be added to your search. Enter your search terms in the boxes beneath the journal title.

Searching our eJournals or Library Search for Harvard Business Review and following the links they provide will also take you to the issue listing.

So using this method you should be able to access and read the full-text of every HBR article ever published! A word of warning, however, Harvard have decided to make 500 of their top articles read only access so if you find that you can’t print or save the article you’re reading check the HBR read-only articles list to see if it is one of the 500…

For more information, read our post on using the Publications Finder.

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