Business Research Database Blog Series: Harvard Business Review (HBR) in Business Source Complete

The Emory community has access to a wealth of business research databases. This series highlights many of these great resources, including content and the best applications for classes and career prep.

Business Source Complete 

What You Will Find 

Harvard Business Review (HBR) is a general management magazine that publishes new and classic ideas from industry experts on smart management thinking, strategy, innovation, leadership and more. You will find HBR articles dating back to 1922 in Business Source Complete. HBR publishes articles in two formats: print articles for its bi-monthly hardcopy edition of its magazine, and digital articles available on Digital Articles are not included in the bi-monthly print edition and will therefore not show up when you conduct a search in Business Source Complete for “Harvard Business Review.” To find print copies and digital copies you must conduct two separate searches which are demonstrated below. 

How to Locate HBR (print and digital articles) 

Below is an example of a print article as seen on 

HBR print screenshot

After accessing Business Source Complete, type “Harvard Business Review” for print articles. Change the field drop down menu to SO Publication Name.

Source: Business Source Complete, 2021 

Below is an example of a digital article as seen on 

After accessing Business Source Complete, type “Harvard Business Review Digital Articles” for digital articles on the database. Change the field dropdown menu to SO Publication Name. 

Source: Business Source Complete, 2021 

Use for class projects 

Using credible sources such as HBR helps validate your research recommendations or claims. HBR produces articles based on rigorous insight and best practices from experts in management theory and practice. HBR prides itself on its extensive editorial process which helps produce high quality trustworthy content that can be used in your research.

Use for Interview Prep 

HBR is seen as one of the most respected business magazines in the world that provides trends on innovation, leadership, strategy, management and more to stay abreast of topics of interest regardless of whether someone is a student, mid-level management, or corporate suite–the content is intended for anyone in business.  

Additional Business Research Resources 

Check out our GBL blog post 3 Things to Remember about Accessing Harvard Business Review through GBL

You can also use the Business Research Guide to locate additional business resources, locate tips for how to use them, and understand which are best for your specific research needs. 

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