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.
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.
When visiting the library at other times, see Who Can Use Baker.
- 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.
- 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
- To find company profiles, financial data, and industry information start with OneSource Global Business Browser.
- To identify resources for specific subjects and industries, see list of Research Guides.
- To locate items at Baker Library use the HOLLIS Catalog.
- Choose Expanded Search and under Locations select Baker Business.
- For Harvard Business Review articles use Business Source Complete.
- For assistance with the Educator’s program, ManageMentor, HBS Cases, and other HBSP products contact the Harvard Business Review Store or Harvard Business Publishing for Educators.
- Ask for discount available to on-campus participants and alumni.
- 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.
See also a list of suggested information resources for do-it-yourself research tools and research service providers who will complete research for you. Please note that Baker Library does not endorse any company or any product or service of any company.
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