Linking to Harvard Business Review
By Hazel M Ingrey, on 11 September 2017
Harvard Business Review articles are often key resources for students across UCL, particularly in the UCL School of Management.
UCL Library subscribes to this resource online, making it readily available to students. It is available through the EBSCOhost platform. However academics wishing to direct students to readings will find that technical measures inhibit them from creating a durable link to an article. This is to reinforce the licence terms which do not allow academic institutions to use HBR material in ‘electronic course packs, persistent linking from syllabi or by any other means of incorporating the content into course resources.’.
How to help students to key readings, whilst still respecting the licence restrictions? You can signal to students which readings are interesting to read, and the library will turn this into a permitted link at the most granular level allowed.
- Bookmark the page as usual, so enough of the bibliographic detail is saved to be clear which reading you are recommending. Even more helpful, add the ‘Accession number’ from the article into the student or library note.
- Use the ‘Library note’ to flag that this is an HBR link which needs upgrading.
- When you have completed your reading list, click ‘Request review’. TLS will be notified to check your list and we will update the link to a stable link, from where students can reasonably click to search for the relevant article.