Answered By: Peter Z McKay
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2014     Views: 100

Changes to HBR Article Access for EBSCO Business Source Customers

from EBSCO:

As of August 2013, some changes will be made to Harvard Business Review (HBR) article access for Business Source customers. This change will not affect institutions that have already purchased the expanded rights from Harvard Business Publishing. Further, customers buying a site license will not be impacted.

As you are likely aware, full-text licensing agreements with publishers are subject to change in all databases, and EBSCO is committed to providing our customers with as much advance notice as possible on full-text content changes as often as we possibly can. With that said, we would like to inform you that as of August 1, 2013, all databases containing HBR will experience a change for 500 of the articles. These articles will become read-only, and will be clearly marked as such.

For example, in Business Source Complete, there are currently 12,824 full-text articles from HBR, and 12,324 will continue to have the existing access functionality. If libraries wish to prevent the read-only limitation on these 500 articles, and expand usage rights to all 12,824 HBR articles to include course use, they should contact Harvard Business Publishing for expanded rights. For an upgrade fee, Harvard Business Publishing offers full course use rights for all articles. For pricing information please contact us at

We thank you for your understanding, and please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


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