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Reference Training

The purpose of this guide is to provide information on reference service and resources for library staff and others who may have the opportunity to assist patrons in a liaison's absence.

Where Can I Find Harvard Business Review (HBR) Case Studies?

Harvard Business Publishing does not sell HBR case studies directly to libraries. Due to these restrictions, libraries cannot purchase HBR case studies or put them on reserve.

Students may purchase case studies at the Harvard Business Publishing site for a small fee.  Instructors may apply for Educator's Access. Harvard Business Publishing also offers case studies from other sources.

The Harvard Business Review, available through the Business Source Complete database. Some HBR cases are available via Business Source Complete, but with restricted save/print/share functionality.

1) From the library website, select A-Z Databases, and choose Business Source Complete.

2) In your search box, add Harvard Business Review and change to Publication Name

3) Select Full Text option and Case Study as your document type.

4) Click on Search!


Harvard Business Review Case Studies Permissions regarding usage

Case Studies at Evans Library

Other case study abstracts and/or full text are available in these Evans Library subscription databases.  Where applicable, limit to Document Type > Case Studies.


Access Business Source Complete and enter your topic within the search box.

To ensure you are only accessing case studies then add another search line with "case studies" and change the drop down option to search within Subject Terms. e.g.

Screen shot of the Business Source Complete search box showing search terms Marketing AND "case studies"


Remember to limit your search by clicking on the Full Text option.