Answered By: Dana McFarland
Last Updated: Apr 27, 2015     Views: 23

Harvard Business Review (HBR) articles can be accessed online by current VIU students, faculty, and staff through the Business Source Complete database. However, the "Notice of Use Restrictions" appended to HBR articles prohibits their use "in electronic reserves, electronic course packs, persistent linking from syllabi or by any other means of incorporating the content into course resources."

One alternative for instructors is to provide citations to HBR readings to students so that they may retrieve the articles themselves from Business Source Complete. In most cases students will be able to read, print, and/or save the articles. However, in August 2013 the publisher required an additional read-only access restriction in Business Source Complete for the top 500 most frequently used HBR articles. The full Business Source Complete record describing a top 500 HBR article now contains a note stating "The publisher offers limited access to this article. The full text cannot be printed or saved."

Because of these publisher-imposed restrictions, instructors may wish to consider using the Library's print and microform holdings of this journal as a source for using HBR articles under the provision of fair dealing in the Copyright Act. The distribution mode of HBR articles sourced from the Library's print or microform collections can be print (e.g., coursepack) or secure online access (e.g., D2L). Amounts beyond fair dealing require copyright owner permission.

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