COVID-19 Update:

This library research guide is designed to support you as you do business research. Use the left-menu, or the table of contents pull down menu on your phone, for general or specific business-focused recommendations, such as company data or marketing information.

  • Are you trying to learn about a topic before you decide to research it? Or maybe you are looking to see if the library owns or has access to a specific thing?
    • The HOLLIS page is a good introduction to effectively searching HOLLIS, Harvard Library's catalog. 
  • Are you in need of research articles or sources for your assignment?
    • Use the HOLLIS page and look for guidance on keyword searching and refining your results.
    • Use the Articles page, where you will find recommend resources that provide articles.
  • Do you need to evaluate sources or use peer-reviewed articles?
    • Use the Evaluating and Using Sources page for help with citation management systems or understanding what makes an article scholarly research.
  • Do you live outside of Cambridge and Harvard?

Need More Help?

If you didn't find the help you needed on this guide, here are some additional options for help:

  • The Get Research Help webpage offers various resources, including finding subject specialists, which is a good idea for degree-candidates working towards a thesis. 
  • The Ask a Librarian webpage offers an online chat service, an email form if you are unsure about who to ask for subject-expertise help or specific questions, and a form to request a research appointment.
  • The Baker Business Library has many Research Guides that might help with specific topics. Baker als has more resources, but most are only available for use in their library.
  • If you have general questions about the libraries, see the Library Guide for Harvard Extension School.
  • Also, feel free to email Mary Frances Angelini, Research Librarian for the Extension School angelini@fas.harvard.edu, Jonathan Paulo, Online Learning and Reference Librarian jonathan_paulo@harvard.edu, or Ann Robinson, Reference Assistant arobins@fas.harvard.edu.