Answered By: Mary Anne Erwin
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2022     Views: 616

Most case studies from Harvard Business School and other case publishers like Ivey and Darden are commercial (pay-for-use). The library cannot supply them to you via InterLibrary Loan (ILL). The only way to get them is to pay for them.

If you are a student whose professor requires you to access a commercial case study for a class, follow their instructions for obtaining the case.  

If you are an instructor who wants to use a commercial business case study in your class please be aware that the library cannot purchase these cases and it is not within Fair Use to make copies without payment. A copy of each case is supposed to be purchased by/for each student in your class. Check with your department or the Walker School about purchase options.  

The library does, however, provide access to some "free" case studies. The Sage Business Cases database may be of interest and the Harvard Business Review magazine and other periodicals publish articles that are written as case studies. You may find more information on our Business Case Studies research guide. If you need assistance finding cases from the library's collections, please Contact a Librarian for help.

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