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

Archiving Faculty Research

Donate your research to the HBS Archives. 

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).

Buying and Licensing Data

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

Case Requests

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


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

Data Analysis

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 Creation & Data Collection

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 Deposit Service

Baker Library staff can help faculty to share their data. 

Data Permissions

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 Image Requests from Special Collections

Reproduction information

HBS Working Knowledge

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. 


Baker Library publishes a range of newsletters every week for different HBS audiences. 

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 Fellowships at Baker Library

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


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.