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As the MBA Class of 2002 prepares to graduate and move on to new challenges, Baker Library is offering two ways to extend graduating MBA students’ research capabilities-both virtually and physically. Virtual Research via eBaker eBaker, an online collection of databases managed by Baker Library, allows students to subscribe for remote access to a wide… Continue reading Baker Library

Moving forward, glancing back.

This undated (but probably ca. 1950) photograph shows the impressive facade of Baker Library. Though the upcoming renovation of the library will result in a state-of-the art structure that supports technological development and twenty-first century research needs, it will not compromise the architectural distinction of the building. Photo courtesy Harvard Business School Archives.

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//hbswk.hbs.edu/BooksThe MouseDriver Chronicles by John Lusk and Kyle HarrisonPerseus Publishing, 2002 The MouseDriver Chronicles is a likable book chronicling the experience of two Wharton MBAs from the class of 1999 who started a company. If their learning experience came out of the dot.com bubble, it had more to do with traditional business activities than “burn… Continue reading Baker Library

Baker Library Introduces Regular Harbus Column

This is the first issue of a regular semi-monthly column from Baker Library. Its purpose is to provide an ongoing forum for keeping students informed about library services and resources. Some of the features you can expect to see in the future include:  Information about new resources of special interest to students  Responses… Continue reading Baker Library Introduces Regular Harbus Column

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Question: I am working on a field study project that involves setting up a fund for the dependents of military personnel killed on duty. My partner and I are now at the stage where we would like to learn how to set up a 501(c)(3) fund. We think this falls under the non-profit category. We… Continue reading Baker Library

Baker Library Renovation Planned for Summer 2003

In surveys of library users, Baker consistently gets high marks for its collections and services, but very low marks for its physical amenities. However, the days of trying to study at Baker despite the drone of the fans, blowing paper and heat and humidity are numbered. The School is now planning for major renovations to… Continue reading Baker Library Renovation Planned for Summer 2003

The Taxman Cometh

Spring is almost here, and with it,-tax season. Time to dig the W-2s and 1099s out! To keep your hunt for tax forms and information brief, here are some resources to help you. Federal Taxes Most filing forms are available on the Web in PDF (portable document format), and downloadable using standard Adobe Acrobat reader… Continue reading The Taxman Cometh

Baker Library's Women, Enterprise and Society

If you think the first women in business were the handful who graduated from HBS in 1963, think again. Women have been actively participating in the American economy for centuries, and Baker Library has the documents to prove it. Until recently, research on women entrepreneurs or women in business or just on women in general… Continue reading Baker Library's Women, Enterprise and Society

Dow Jones Interactive Replacement Arriving at Baker Library

Factiva, a Dow Jones and Reuters company, is now making Factiva.com available outside the corporate market. Factiva was formed in 2000 to provide improved access to business information for Dow Jones Interactive (DJI) and Reuters Business Briefing (RBB) customers. Factiva.com is a powerful research tool that contains the combined features of DJI and RBB. Features… Continue reading Dow Jones Interactive Replacement Arriving at Baker Library

Dear Editor

Dear Editor,I am concerned that the recent article “Got an Hour? Get the Job!” written by a librarian from Emory, may prove misleading for students at HBS. The author highligahted resources in the article that may not be the most appropriate tools for MBA students. Many of the most important resources that Baker librarians have… Continue reading Dear Editor

HBS Tightens Security-Don't Forget Your IDs!

In this era of heightened security, both Harvard University and Harvard Business School have begun to enforce existing policies more tightly. As a result, Baker Library requires that all members of the community present their Harvard picture ID in order to gain entry, something most of the other University Libraries have always required. Consequently, we… Continue reading HBS Tightens Security-Don't Forget Your IDs!

New Market Information Resources at Baker Library

Do you need background on an industry or product for a business plan? Looking for an overview of e-Procurement for a Supply Chain Paper? Reuters Business Insight (//www.library.hbs.edu/hbs/reuters.htm) may be just the ticket. Browse reports in energy, consumer goods, finance, healthcare, or technology or search by keyword. Recent reports address Customer Relationship Management in the… Continue reading New Market Information Resources at Baker Library

Welch's Big Day at HBS

Jack Welch had a big day on campus last Friday. After a brief reception at the Dean’s House, he spoke for over an hour to a packed Burden Auditorium (as well as the overflow crowd in Spangler). Welch’s inquisitor, Jason Lockwood (OF), found the experience exciting, but challenging. “It was a fantastic experience,” he said.… Continue reading Welch's Big Day at HBS

Baker Library – Getting to Know You

Nearly 600 members of the MBA class of 2003 are now familiar with the dreams of Martin-particularly the `interview from Hell’ and his discovery of the resources at Baker Library that enabled him to ace the interview. The library orientation started with a multi-media slide show featuring Martin and his dream interview with a growing… Continue reading Baker Library – Getting to Know You

Baker Library: The A to Z of Industry Information

Do you feel like you’re sailing uncharted waters with your industry research? Let Baker Library guide you along in your exploration. Get started by consulting the Baker Library Industry Overviews. This resource links to surveys on 80 industries (ranging from agribusiness and airlines to wine and wireless communication) within databases and products on the Baker… Continue reading Baker Library: The A to Z of Industry Information

Baker Library Offer to Graduates

As the class of 2001 MBA students prepare to graduate and move on to their next great challenge, Baker Library is offering a way to keep their research here on campus- virtually, that is. eBaker, an online collection of databases managed by the library, allows students to subscribe for immediate remote access to a wide… Continue reading Baker Library Offer to Graduates

Amadeus: Your e-ticket to European Company Information

Are you conducting a networked job search in Europe? Or do you need financials for that private software firm in France? If so, Amadeus is the tool for you. One of the flagship databases for Brussels-based electronic publisher, Bureau Van Dijk (BVD), Amadeus is a searchable database of 3.7 million public and private companies in… Continue reading Amadeus: Your e-ticket to European Company Information

Baker Library launches Women in Business website

Baker Library has just completed the first year of a project to identify the holdings on women’s history in its manuscript collections. According to Laura Linard, Director of Historical Collections at Baker Library, the project’s Web site, Unheard Voices: American Women in the Emerging Industrial and Business Age, www.library.hbs.edu/hc/unheard_voices, went online last week. Women’s history… Continue reading Baker Library launches Women in Business website