Harvard Business School Publishing has historically restricted the use of Harvard Business Review articles in Business Source Elite for individual use. In 2020 the rider at the end of each HBR article in BSE was changed to read:
“Copyright 2021 Harvard Business Publishing. All Rights Reserved. Additional restrictions may apply including the use of this content as assigned course material. Please consult your institution's librarian about any restrictions that might apply under the license with your institution. For more information and teaching resources from Harvard Business Publishing including Harvard Business School Cases, eLearning products, and business simulations please visit hbsp.harvard.edu.”
We asked EBSCO to clarify what our license restriction(s) are. According to the rep: "only those institutions with an HBR for Coursework license may allow students and professors to use the content without restriction." RIT does not have a Coursework license. Harvard Business Review articles in Business Source Elite may only be used for individual use. Faculty should not directly link to HBR articles for course reading.
Business Source Elite/EBSCOhost and Harvard Business Review prevent printing and downloading of 500 Harvard Business Review articles. Known among libraries as the HBR 500, these rotating articles are set by the publisher to be read on-screen only. No current list of the HBR 500 is made available by the vendor or publisher. The articles included in the HBR 500 have changed since 2013 and it is understood inclusion reflects popularity. Articles from Harvard Business Review dating back to 1922 are available through the library's microfilm collection.
RIT does not buy access to case studies. Check with your professor and syllabus to see how they suggest you buy these. See link below about Educator Access.