Answered By: Elizabeth Price
Last Updated: Feb 14, 2024     Views: 32

JMU Libraries doesn't have a site license for electronic access to Harvard Business Review (HBR). That means JMU students, faculty and staff can't go directly to and sign up to read articles with your JMU e-ID. 

However, we do have access to articles from HBR's print magazine and through a Libraries' database called Business Source Complete. 

Access HBR in Business Source Complete

Run a journal search for “Harvard Business Review” from the Libraries homepage or access it from this link:

HBR distinguishes between articles that appear in the print magazine and those that appear only as digital articles on the site.

You can find both print and articles from the Libraries HBR catalog record under Get JMU Access

  • To access articles from HBR’s print magazine: use the first link to EBSCOhost Business Source Complete. 

  • To access articles from use the second link to EBSCOhost Business Source Complete which is limited to content from HBR digital only. 
    Note: There is a two-week delay on articles from being made available in Business Source Complete. 

Both resources are licensed for full use in courses.

Using JMU's access to find and read a specific HBR article 

Unsure if the article your professor mentioned in class or that you found online is from HBR’s print magazine or Be sure to search both Business Source Complete links using the article title and first named author. 

To find the 2024 article titled “To Solve a Tough Problem, Reframe It” written by Julia Binder and Michael D. Watkins, you will need to set up your search this way.

  • The first search box should have the publication title JN "Harvard Business Review" 

  • Into the second search box, type in the article title To Solve a Tough Problem and change the dropdown menu to TI TItle. 

  • Into the third search box, type in the author’s last name, Binder, and change the dropdown menu to AU Author 

Need more help? Try our tutorial How to search for HBR articles in EBSCO’s Business Source Complete database.

Student subscription options

HBR is not offering a discounted student rate for Digital access at present (01/2024).


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