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).

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 Deposit Service

Baker Library staff can help faculty to share their data. 

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 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.

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.

Digital Image Requests from Special Collections and Archives

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. 

Learn with Baker Library

An e-learning library service designed to meet your needs where you are--from just-in-time learning to in-depth overviews.

Library Tours

Tours are available for the HBS and Harvard communities in different formats to meet a variety of needs. We also offer tours to other visitors on a limited basis depending on the purpose of the tour and the availability of staff guides.


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 Consultations

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

Research Fellowships at Baker Library

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

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.