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The Library provides access to the Harvard Business Review (HBR) through the database EBSCOhost Business Source Complete. The publisher has imposed additional use restrictions on access to this journal through EBSCOhost – content may only be used for the private individual use of Curtin staff and students. This means teaching staff are unable to source HBR articles from EBSCOhost as part of assigned unit readings and prohibits staff from making copies of articles on behalf of students, posting copies to Reading Lists or Blackboard, or linking to copies on EBSCOhost.

As an alternative, the Library maintains a print subscription to HBR and can make copies on your behalf in reliance on the Statutory Licence agreement with Copyright Agency. You can request digitisation of articles by adding citation information to your Reading List and tagging the record with ‘digitise’. You can find more about this on the Reading List tutorial. This method only applies to articles published in HBR, not supplementary online material or online-only case studies.

For case studies, the Faculty of Business and Law have a separate licence agreement. If you are within this Faculty, please contact your administrative staff to organise access. Be aware that this licence is limited – while you are permitted to link to content on the HBR website, you cannot provides copies of content to students (either in hard copy or electronically or by posting online). Users are permitted to make their own personal copies as long as they are for research and study and not shared with other people.

Providing access to HBR content for individuals or groups that are not Curtin staff or students will require additional permissions from Harvard Publishing. For instructions on how to obtain permission, go to the HBR permissions page at

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