Business Information Service (BIS)

Feel overwhelmed by information, the Internet and the time to find what you need?  Not sure how to quickly approach your business research in an effective way?  Consider consulting with us for research shortcuts or to do the research for you.  BIS provides expert research help on a non-profit / cost recovery basis for Vanderbilt alumni and affiliates of the Owen Graduate School of Management.

What does Our Expert Staff Offer You?

  • We understand the complex real world of global business information.
  • We can help you find the link between your business need and credible information sources.
  • Our customized research uses some of the finest business resources in the world.
  • All projects are delivered on schedule and confidentially.
  • Fees and costs are agreed to in advance.

Business Information Services Rate Sheet

  Vanderbilt and Owen Alumni & Affiliates No Vanderbilt Affiliation
Research Rate 1

$50/hour

$100/hour

Guaranteed Same Day 2

$75/hour

$150/hour

Delivery of Articles from Research Projects (delivery fees extra) $15 + CCC3 $25 + CCC3
Access to Walker Management Library VU Alumni can borrow books & have some remote database access. As a guest, community members may come in when the Owen building is open.
1 - Full research charges include the hourly research rate plus database charges, if applicable.
2 - The BIS standard for completing research requests is 24 hours. Actual time depends on staff availability and request complexity.
3 - Copyright Clearance Center is mandated by federal law and the CCC fees vary by publication and publisher.

BIS Contact Information

Rahn Huber, BIS Manager
Business Information Services
Walker Management Library
Owen Graduate School of Management
Vanderbilt University
401 21st Ave. South
Nashville, TN 37203-2422

Phone: 615-343-4084
Fax: 615-343-0061

BIS staff is available 9 am - 4 pm, Monday – Friday as staff permits.

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