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How to search HBR articles

The Harvard Business School has produced many business case studies, as well as other material, in two separate publications.

Harvard Business Review (since 1922)

Harvard Business Review (HBR) presents an expert commentary and analysis in the areas of strategic planning, change management, and other topics relevant to organizational effectiveness and corporate governance. These articles are findable via Primo Search or directly in the Business Source Complete database. 

HBR is published six times a year.

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles (since 2007)

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles (HBRDA) are published online on

HBRDA articles are not searchable by title via the Primo Search Box.

Accessing HBR and HBRDA articles

There are several ways of searching HBR and HBRDA articles on the Library Portal:

1. Business Source Complete Database

  • Go to the Library portal > Resources > Databases > Business Source Complete to access HBR.
  • Log in using your NU credentials.
  • Enter your search terms into the search box.

2. Journal search via Primo. 

  • Go to the Primo > Journal search to access HBR or HBRDA > EBSCOhost Business Source Complete.
  • Log in using your NU credentials.
  • Enter your search terms into the search box.

Note: Make a habit of using HBR and HBRDA via the Library portal instead of the public website There is a limit to the number of articles you can access for free directly from the public website and you may meet a paywall.

Accessing HBR back issues

To access HBR's or HBRDA's back issues, simply select the preferred year via Primo.

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