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Strategic Communication

This LibGuide points to resources for strategic communication research. It supports students working towards an undergraduate / graduate degree or a certificate in strategic communication.

Case Study Resources

Case Studies


  • To find case studies in the ABI/Inform and Business Source Complete databases, select the Advanced Search option.  Then enter your keyword and select the option to filter results by document or publication type for "Case Study."  You can also enter "case studies" in the search box and select "subject terms" in the dropdown box for field type.  NOTE:  Limit your search results to those cases available in full-text in the database; the Library cannot request case studies via interlibrary loan.
  • Teaching notes are available for case studies found in the Sage Business Cases database.  Contact your Librarian for a code to access teaching notes.
  • Note:  You will find Harvard cases in Business Source Complete, but to comply with the policy set by Harvard Business Publishing, you should not distribute these cases (in print or electronically) for course readings.  Harvard cases are not sold to libraries, and must be purchased directly by the end user from Harvard Business Publishing for Educators.



Harvard Business Publishing has strict licensing terms regarding access and use of its case studies and articles.  Harvard does not sell its cases to libraries.  In addition, the cases cannot be placed on reserve at the library or distributed via interlibrary loan.  To learn more about obtaining materials from Harvard Business Publishing, go to the site for Harvard Business Publishing for Educators (linked below). 

*If you do not want to require your students to purchase commercial cases, such as those from Harvard Business Publishing, consider using one of the free resources linked on this LibGuide.


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