Baker Library provides doctoral students with research assistance, specializing in data retrieval, analysis, and management. We are happy to meet one-on-one with you on a just-in-time basis to get the customized help you need when you need it.

Baker Research Services for Doctoral Students

Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students

Baker Research Services provides doctoral students with research assistance, specializing in data retrieval, analysis, and management. We are happy to meet 1x1 with you on a just-in-time basis, so you get the customized help you need, when you need it.

Buying and Licensing Data

Data Support, Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Baker Library can help you negotiate favorable contract and license terms, reach deals for best possible pricing, and identify cost-share partners both within HBS and at other schools within Harvard University.

Data Creation & Data Collection

Data Support, Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Baker Library's deep expertise with the licensed and publically available databases, as well as print collections, enables us to efficiently and effectively download, scrape, merge, and clean data from disparate sources

Data Management and Analysis

Data Support, Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Baker Library can help you in the early stages of a research project to test your concepts and streamline your research process or computer programs.

Data Permissions

Data Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

For data that is to be distributed, reproduced, or scraped, we offer services for evaluating terms of use for websites and datasets, obtaining permissions for copyrighted datasets that are openly accessible, and identifying the proper person for the researcher to contact for permissions and questions about data.

Depositing Data into HBS Dataverse

Data Support, Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Baker Library provides a comprehensive list of resources for doctoral students who, upon completion of a research project, would like to deposit their data in a secure repository on their own.

Exhibit Tours

Help Desk/Training/Tours | HBS Alumni, HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Executive Education Program Participants, HBS Faculty, HBS MBA Students, HBS Staff

Tours of the current exhibit on display in the lobby of Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.

Fast Answers

Help Desk/Training/Tours | HBS Alumni, HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Executive Education Program Participants, HBS Faculty, HBS MBA Students, HBS Staff, HU Affiliates, Public

Fast Answers is a set of FAQ's that direct researchers to the best tools and search strategies to answer specific business research questions.

Get It

Get It | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS MBA Students, HBS Staff, HU Affiliates

Harvard Library tools and services that facilitate the access & delivery of books and articles from Harvard libraries and beyond.

HBS Art Collection Tours

Help Desk/Training/Tours | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS MBA Students, HBS Staff

HBS holds an extensive art collection, including paintings, photographs, prints and sculpture. Tours are available to the HBS community. 

HBS Dataverse for Doctoral Students

Data Support, Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students

Deposit your research data and documentation into HBS Dataverse, our secure online repository.

Help Desk/Training

Help Desk/Training/Tours | HBS Alumni, HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS MBA Students, HBS Staff

Baker Library provides hands on assistance to our researchers. 

Methodological and Data Consultations

Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

We can meet with you to review your methodology and recommend ways to design your collection and organization of data to support your research.

RefWorks Account

Research Support | HBS Alumni, HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS MBA Students, HBS Staff

Use the RefWorks citation management tool to organize citations, create bibliographies and store all of your important research documentation.

Request Digital Images from Special Collections

Publishing & Dissemination | HBS Alumni, HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS Staff, HU Affiliates, Visiting Researchers

Request HBS cases and background notes

Career Support, Course Support, Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS MBA Students

HBS MBA, doctoral and cross-registered  students can request cases written by HBS faculty via the Baker Library Case Request Service. The request process is fast and easy; most cases arrive in your inbox within 1 working day.

Request the library to purchase a book

Get It | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS MBA Students, HBS Staff

Need something that isn’t already in the Harvard Library collection? Let us know and we will consider purchasing it for Baker Library.

Research Data Archiving

Archival Support, Data Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

HBS is committed to preserving the intellectual thought of the School.  Research data, including data sets and the associated research files, are a vital component of this record. Baker Library can provide easy access to your data and related materials and ensure that they are preserved in a secure repository.

Research Fellowships at Baker Library

Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HU Affiliates, Visiting Researchers

Information on fellowships that include support for research at Baker Library.

Schedule a Research Consultation

Course Support, Research Support | HBS Alumni, HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Executive Education Program Participants, HBS Faculty, HBS MBA Students, HBS Staff, HU Affiliates, Visiting Researchers

Do you want to schedule a research consultation with a Baker librarian? Find out more about how we can help.

Share Your Data / HBS Dataverse

Data Support, Research Support | HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

HBS Dataverse is HBS' online repository for keeping your research data and documentation secure and accessible. Features allow you to easily link to your data or share your data with others if you choose.

Workshops

Career Support, Course Support, Help Desk/Training/Tours | HBS Alumni, HBS Doctoral Students, HBS Executive Education Program Participants, HBS Faculty, HBS MBA Students, HBS Staff

Baker Library provides workshops, presentations and information sessions for faculty, students and alumni; as well as directly to students in the classroom. Learn more about our presentations, including how to schedule one for your course or club.

WRDS - Wharton Research Data Services

Data Support | HBS Doctoral Students

WRDS is a platform for financial, accounting, banking, economics, management, marketing, and public policy databases accessible through a single interface. For more details, please visit our WRDS - Wharton Research Data Services page.