HBS Faculty and Staff have unparalleled support from the team of experts at Baker Library. Whether you are beginning to explore a new idea or are ready to share your research after years of work, we are here to support you.

Featured services for Faculty and Staff:

Baker Research Services 

HBS Working Knowledge

Research Data Archiving

Research Data Program

For a full list of library services for Faculty and Staff, please see below.

Archiving Service for Faculty Research

Archival Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Baker Library offers HBS faculty the opportunity to organize and archive their current work through the Faculty Papers Program.  

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. 

Baker Research Services

Research Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Baker Research Services provides faculty, doctoral students, and RAs with research assistance, specializing in data retrieval and analysis.

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.

Citation Link Request Form (Durable Links)

Course Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

HBS Faculty and staff may request durable links to articles for posting to the course platform. 

Consultations

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.

Consultations (Methodology and Data)

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.

Course Reserves

Course Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

HBS Faculty, Research Associates, or Faculty Support Specialists may place materials on reserve or request durable links for articles related to HBS courses.

Course Reserves Request Form

Course Support, Get It | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

HBS faculty, Research Assistants and Faculty Support Specialists should use this form to place materials on reserve for an HBS course.

Course Services

Course Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Learn how Baker Library provides course services to support both your teaching and your students' learning.

Course Services-Special Collections

Course Support | HBS Faculty, HU Affiliates

Special Collections provides a range of services to Harvard Business School and Harvard University faculty and students to support their teaching and learning objectives.

Curriculum & Learning Services (CLS)

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

Curriculum & Learning Services (CLS) partners with faculty to bring the library into the MBA classroom. CLS works with MBA students to provide a range of research services to support course assignments, career research, independent projects, business plans, and much more. 

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.

Digital Images Requests from Special Collections

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

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.

Fact Checking and Background Information

Research Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

We can provide you with fact checking and background information for media interviews, teaching prep, and case writing.

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

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 (& Interlibrary Loan)

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 interlibrary loan.

HBS Dataverse for Faculty

Data Support, Research Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Upon completion of a research project, Baker Library provides full service for faculty interested in depositing their research data into HBS Dataverse, our secure online repository.

HBS Working Knowledge

Publishing & Dissemination | HBS Faculty

Staffed by a small team of experienced journalists, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge publishes accessible feature articles about faculty research (and practice) for an audience of business practitioners.  We also publish brief summaries of every working paper published through HBS. Our goal: to explain the practical relevance of economic research to a non-academic audience. 

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. 

Information Product Services

Course Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

HBS produces many types of information that are extremely important to our success as a global research and teaching institution. The Information Product team helps HBS content owners and managers organize, maintain, and deliver content in a consistent and formal manner so they can be available for use, reuse, and enhanced search and findability in the myriad of information products (websites, newsletters, articles, databases, etc)  produced at HBS.

Literature/Article Searches

Research Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

We can leverage your time and add value to your research by conducting a literature review to support your work, whether it be for a research project, for teaching prep, or to support your cases, articles, or books.

Proxy Accounts

Get It | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

If you are an HBS Research Assistant or Faculty Support Specialist, you can set up a proxy account to borrow library material on behalf of your faculty member.

Purchasing Books & Materials for Faculty

HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Baker staff is committed to providing timely acquisition of books, subscriptions, and other materials for faculty research and office collections.

Records Management Services

Archival Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff

Records management staff provide guidance and resources for all stages in the records and information lifecycle, from creating records through destruction of non-permanent records or the transfer of permanent records to the HBS Archives.

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.

Research Services-Special Collections

Research Support | HBS Faculty, HBS Staff, Visiting Researchers

Research archivists and librarians are available to work with you to identify and review potential resources for your research project.

Suggest a Book for Library Purchase

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

Would you like to use something that isn’t already in the Harvard Library collection? Let us know and we will consider purchasing it for Baker Library.  Either way, we will get back to you.

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.