Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Research Assistance

Getting Help with Research Projects

There are many ways to get help with research at Baker Library. Let us help you get the most from our resources.

  • Use Find Resources for locating library materials.
  • Use Research Guides for identifying recommended resources on a given topic or an industry, such as "company research" or "biotechnology industry."
  • Use Fast Answers for getting answers to specific research questions such as "where can I find a list of recent mergers and acquisitions?" or to ask your own question of library staff.
  • Get research help by phone 617-495-6040, or come to the Stamps Reading Room Service Desk on the 3rd floor of the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during library hours.
  • Schedule a research consultation. Be sure to include the following:
    • HBS or HU affiliation
    • when you would like to schedule an appointment
      (appointments are normally available 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday)
    • the nature of your question
    • where you have already looked
  • HBS Faculty, FAs, RAs, and Doctoral students may contact Baker Research Services for assistance with class preparation, data gathering, and in-depth research.
  • For help with historical research using Baker Historical Collections, contact the Historical Collections Reference Staff by e-mail at, phone 617-495-6411, or come to the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room on the 1st floor of Baker Library, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Harvard Business School, Soldiers Field, Boston, MA 02163, 617-495-6040