Service Overview

OPM eBaker provides access to information research that OPM participants need to analyze an industry, a company, a global region or country, and much more.

Getting Started

Key features of OPM eBaker include:

  • Direct links to proprietary databases available to you as part of the OPM program
  • Recommendations by HBS librarians on how to use information resources, and search tools available on the public Internet
  • A navigational structure based on user scenarios and tasks
  • Instructions and step-by-step guides to help use the resources
  • Links to documents for additional detailed guidance and insight (e.g., Online Research Guide, For-fee Research Providers)

While it can't make up for first-hand experience with customers, suppliers, industry experts, and competitors, online information is a valuable tool. We hope this site will serve as an easy way for you to become better acquainted with these important business information resources. You can return to them often to stay current on your industry, your country, and the latest trends and innovations.

A-Z Resource List

This list includes proprietary databases and free Web sites identified as key resources for OPM eBaker users.


Database for finding articles on any business topic.

Bureau of Economic Analysis

Web site for locating U.S. and international economic account data and analysis.

Bureau of Labor Statistics

Web site of data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys and programs.

Business Source Complete

Database of articles from academic and general interest business and management journals, and market research services.

Web site that helps U.S. companies find new international business partners in worldwide markets.

CIA World Factbook

Web site with detailed data on countries worldwide.


Web site focused on high tech companies, offering company profiles, investors and articles.

Directory of Associations

Web site of a comprehensive directory of professional associations worldwide.


Web site of information on the influence of the regulatory environment on the cost and risk of doing business internationally.

Economist Intelligence Unit

In-depth country analysis and data.

EMIS (Emerging Markets Information System)

Current country and company information from more than 500 sources for emerging markets in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Web site of information for those considering expanding a business overseas.


Database of news and information on industries, companies, and business and management topics.


Database that provides research reports on industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, China and globally.


A professional networking portal to search for individuals in a certain type of business. (Free registration required)

Mergent Intellect

Provides access to private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, and the ability to access industry profiles 


Useful for identifying private and public companies, company data and global partners. Strong international coverage.


Available only in Baker Library, please ask a librarian. Global market research coverage in consumer goods and related industries.

Small Business Administration

Web site for business start-ups and entrepreneurs.

Standard & Poor's Net Advantage

Database of detailed industry overviews including current issues, top players, and guidelines on company valuation measures specific to the industry.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Direct

Database of credit research on bond issues worldwide including public finance and structured finance issues. S&P credit ratings and commentary on debt exposure by industry.

Start-Up Resource Center

Web site of an online guide from Inc. Magazine with tools, articles, and advice on getting a business idea started.


Provides access to quantitative facts by market sector. Statista is a statistics portal that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from a wide range of sources onto a single platform.

Thomson ONE

Database of information on venture funds, private equity firms, executives, venture-backed companies, and limited partners. Includes investment analyst reports and other research reports.

Trade Show News Network

Web site for identifying trade shows around the world by industry category and location.

US Census Bureau

Web site of U.S. social and economic demographics data, with links to statistical sources and agencies worldwide.


Privacy Policy

This privacy policy applies to the eBaker Web site of the Harvard Business School, and discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices.

eBaker is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. We believe that our policies conform to the  Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, which provides this summation of the library community's commitment to privacy: "We protect each library user's right to privacy and confidentiality with respect to information sought or received and resources consulted, borrowed, acquired or transmitted." Users of eBaker's Web site and resources are encouraged to read the  Harvard University Library's Privacy Statement, which covers the use of Harvard Library's e-resources and the use of Harvard's online catalog, including borrowing and other transaction records. This Web site may contain links to other Web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other Web sites.

Information Gathering

eBaker's server software collects information about each session, including the IP address of each computer that accesses the Web site and what files they access. The server software generates logfiles of such information, which are retained on a temporary basis (initially on our system, and then for a period of time on backup tapes) and are then deleted completely. eBaker also collects information volunteered by users of the Web site, such as registration and survey information. Usage information in the aggregate is harvested from the logfiles. eBaker may use cookies to maintain a user's identity between Web sessions.

Use of Information

While eBaker does gather information as described above for administrative purposes, we believe that our use of such information conforms to the precepts of confidentiality denoted in the ALA Code of Ethics statement. eBaker may use the information gathered to analyze the use of the Web site, to troubleshoot problems and to improve services. For example, eBaker may use your IP address and files you access to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer the Web site by identifying which parts of our Web site are most heavily used. eBaker may also use this information to tailor site content to user needs, and to generate aggregate statistical reports. At no time will we disclose site usage by individual users.


The eBaker Web site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of information under our control.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

eBaker will prominently post on the first page of the Web site an announcement of any changes to this Privacy Policy for 3 months before any changes go into effect, unless a different period of time is required by any applicable law, rule or regulation.

Contacting this Web site

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Effective Date

The effective date of this Privacy Policy is December 1, 2007.