Alumni Research Services

HBS alumni have lifelong access to Baker Library resources and services, including remote access to premium databases. Work with us; we’re on your team.

Borrow Direct & Interlibrary Loan

Harvard Library tools and services that facilitate the access & delivery of books and articles from Borrow Direct affiliated libraries and interlibrary loan (borrowing from other libraries).

Case Requests

Students currently registered in an HBS MBA or Doctoral class may request certain HBS Cases from the HBP Cases catalog.

Data Creation & Data Collection

Baker Research & Data Services' deep expertise with the licensed and publicly available databases, as well as print collections, enables us to efficiently and effectively download, scrape, merge, and clean data from disparate sources

Data Licensing & Acquisition Service

If the data you need requires a Data Use Agreement, or a purchase out of your research budget, we will facilitate that process.

Data Wrangling & Analysis

Baker Research & Data Services provides an array of data services including downloading, scraping, merging, and cleaning data from disparate sources from licensed and publicly available data sources, and the preparation of data for analysis.

The team, comprised of data scientists, researchers, business information specialists, and librarians also offers a variety of analytical and data visualization services to support faculty research projects and publications using Baker collections and licensed and publicly available data sources.

Fact Checking and Background Information

Baker Research & Data Services can provide you with fact checking and background information for media interviews, teaching prep, and case writing.

Faculty Book Delivery

HBS faculty can now have books delivered directly to their office. 

Faculty Purchase Requests

Baker staff is committed to providing guidance on acquisitions of books and subscriptions for individual use.

Literature & Article Searches

Baker Research & Data Services can save you time and add value to your research by conducting a literature search to support your work, whether it be for a research project, for teaching prep, or to support your cases, articles, or books.

Programming and Statistical Analysis

Baker Research & Data Services provides assistance with database identification, creation, and management; data analysis; and data presentation.

Research Assistance

Baker Library offers access to a vast array of information resources. It also connects you to the broader resources of the Harvard University Libraries. With so many resources available, sometimes it's not easy to find and evaluate the information you need. Don't hesitate to ask for assistance.

Research Consultations

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

Research Services - Special Collections and Archives

Research archivists and librarians are available to work with you on your research project, identifying potential resources within the full range of materials in Special Collections and Archives. Interested in the history of HBS? Our research staff can conduct in-depth research within the HBS Archives for HBS faculty and staff. 

In addition, we offer name search services within our most heavily used collection, the R.G. Dun & Co. Credit Reports

Research Training

Baker Research & Data Services offers one-on-one or group training to faculty, research associates, and doctoral students. Topics include citation management, advanced database searches (Capital IQ, Morningstar, Pitchbook, etc.), using statistical tools, and more.

Workshops & Training

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.