Overview

Baker Library has a wide range of collections and services to meet the academic research needs associated with HBS Executive Education programs, and are available for the duration of the program. 

How we can help:

  • Selecting appropriate databases and resources for research projects.
  • Navigating databases to identify and locate specific items of interest.
  • Answering questions about accessing resources or conducting research.

Contact Baker Library Services:

  • Phone 5.6040 (from campus phone) or 617.495.6040
  • Or visit Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, Stamps Reading Room, Level 3. See building location on campus map.

Visiting

During the Program

While on campus, use the swipe card provided by the Executive Education program to enter the Stamps Reading Room. Use this swipe card at the South entrance to the Baker Library | Bloomberg Center during HBS Quiet Study hours.

Pre- / Post-program Library Access

To arrange a library visit immediately before or after your on campus program, notify your program coordinator. The program coordinator will verify your status and work with Baker Library to arrange for your visit. You will be asked to fill out an Access Form when you visit Baker Library.

Highlights

  • In person research assistance.
  • Reference collection and current periodicals.
  • Latest issues of domestic and international newspapers.
  • Core Collection of books reflecting the research and teaching interests of the Harvard Business School.
  • The contemporary collection of books and periodicals.
  • Historical Collections including the official HBS Archives, the Business Manuscripts Collection of historical company records, the library's original circulating collection, and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics: a premier collection of rare books dating from 1450 to 1850.
  • Themed exhibits displayed throughout the building.
  • HBS campus networked workstations and HBS campus network connections for laptops.
  • Printers and photocopiers.

Visiting Other Harvard Libraries

To arrange a visit to another Harvard Library, contact the library of interest. See List of Harvard Libraries.

Finding...

Current News

  • Search for current and past news worldwide using Factiva.  
  • Use the Browse tab in Factiva to browse recent editions of major papers such as Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
  • To read printed newspapers, visit Baker Library.  See list of International Newspapers.

Company, Industry, & Market Information

Other Resources

Borrowing...

To borrow materials from Baker Library, take items to the Services Desk and identify yourself as a GMP participant.

To locate items at Baker Library use the HOLLIS Catalog.

  1. Conduct a search then use menu to Refine by Location.
  2. Under Location click Baker Business.

Alumni

Services Available

  • Free access to eBaker, an online collection of information research resources.
    Example: Research a country you may be exploring for doing business overseas using ABI/ProQuest.
    How: Explore the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Viewswire publications for country information:
    • Log into eBaker and go to ABI/ProQuest.
    • Click on the "Publications" tab.
    • Type "EIU Viewswire" in the text box and select the link.
    • Browse issues by date, or use Advanced Search for more targeted searching.
  • Deeply discounted annual subscriptions to OneSource.
  • Research assistance in person or remotely including resource recommendations and information related to a job search. Need Help? Ask us a question or call (617) 495-2040.
  • Access to Refworks a citation management tool for storing, organizing and formatting citations for research.

For more details see information presented at past Alumni sessions.

Contact Us

Need help?

  • Visit us in-person in the Stamps Reading Room (Baker Library | Bloomberg Center, 3rd floor). Directions and Maps
  • Call us at (617) 495-6040.
  • Use our Research Guides to identify relevant resources.
  • Use Fast Answers for answers to specific questions.

Ethical Use of Licensed Databases for Executive Education

Each year, Baker Library makes substantial investments in resources to support the academic programs of Harvard Business School.  Your use of Baker Library resource means that you agree to abide by the Copyright and Licensing Restrictions set forth by Harvard University. 

Baker Library resources should be used only to support the completion of HBS course assignments.  Our academic contracts do not allow for any commercial or for-profit use of our licensed resources. 

Failure to respect our legal agreements with our vendors not only creates a risk of damaging HBS’s reputation but also may compromise our ability to continue to make investments that support the teaching and research mission of the school.  Finally, please adhere to our HBS Community Values when you use Baker resources:

  • Respect for the rights and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the HBS community
  • Accountability for personal behavior