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Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Master's or a Ph.D.
Considered a must read for graduate students, this book is packed with information and advice on topics that include: choosing to pursue a Ph.D., choosing a school, financial aid, qualifying exams, what you need to survive and thrive, managing academic politics, writing a thesis, and even buying and setting up a personal computer. A very exhaustive resource, this book is based on interviews with career counselors, graduate students, and professors. Written by Robert Peters.

Dissertations and Theses from Start to Finish: Psychology and Related Fields
A compilation of advice and suggestions from 35 years of supervising students completing theses and doctoral dissertations, this book was developed to aid students in making the process less mysterious and a more exciting educational experience. The topics covered are the nuts and bolts needed to complete your task from start to finish. This is a great resource to make sure you have covered all your bases and presented the best thesis or dissertation possible. Written by John D. Cone and Sharon L. Foster.

Academic Paths: Career Decisions and Experiences of Psychologists
A collection of 13 autobiographies from psychologists who work in academia. Read about their experiences as students and what led them to become professors and researchers. Not only is this book a good read, but it is very insightful about what life in academia is about. This is a useful resource if you are trying to decide between a professional or academic career in psychology. Edited by Peter A. Keller.
Preparing for Graduate Study in Psychology: 101 Questions and Answers
This is a book you should have had preparing for graduate school and completing your application, but the last chapter deals with the first year of graduate school and how to survive it. This book is written in question/answer format, so you can look up all your questions and get insightful answers from experts who actually know what they are talking about. Written by William Buskist and Thomas R. Sherburne.
General Resources     

Advice on Research and Writing
This site was created by Mark Leone primarily for computer scientists, but it contains great links for advice on how to do research, communicate effectively (speaking and writing), and how to successfully write your dissertation.

Looking for External Funding
Check out the section entitled "Miscellaneous Pearls of Wisdom" for tips on applying to NSF for fellowships.

How to Be a Good Graduate Student/Advisor
A paper that discusses the student/advisor relationship and gives advice on research, what is expected from a graduate student, common problems, where to go when your advisor is not forthcoming, and how to become a part of the research community. Written by Marie desJardins.

Characteristics of Graduate School Superstars
Find out about the four factors most often named by graduate school faculty as identifying a graduate "superstar."

PSYCGRAD Project: Psychology Graduate Students on the Internet
Join their e-mail forum/newsgroup for psychology graduate students or take advantage of a list of services with links to jobs, literature, organizations, resources, and other sites.

Thinking about Graduate School in Psychology, eh?
A site from Canada by Dr. Evan Pritchard who gives his own, personal advice on a variety of things related to graduate school: research, funding, advisors, choosing a school, what grad school is like, and other topics.

Graduate Student Resources On the Web!
An excellent web page with great links and advice on how to survive graduate school, complete the dissertation, and get a job. Created by Dan Horn.

Fellowship Programs Unit of Policy and Global Affairs (PGA)
Information about predoctoral, dissertation, postdoctoral, and other fellowship programs (from the Ford Foundation, Howard Hughes, and NASA) that are administered by PGA.

Links to Psychological Journals
An index of 1,600+ online psychology and social science journals that allow you to link to journal home pages and journal information on the web. Compiled by Armin Günther.

APA Graduate Students (APAGS)
The home for graduate student concerns within the APA. Take a look at their newsletter and see what they offer for graduates who join.

Now That I Have a Degree in Psychology, What Skills Are Most Important?
A list of skills that new doctorates have said are the most useful to have acquired at the completion of graduate school. Start developing them now before you graduate. Provided by APA.

Resources for Study Abroad
A list of resources recommended by Psychgrad.org for graduate study in foreign countries.

APA Style Resources     
APA Publication Manual Crib Sheet
A summary of rules compiled by Russ Dewey from the APA Publication Manual. This is a great reference tool for a quick look at rules and reference formats.

Guidelines for Writing in APA
Another reference tool for writing in APA. This site goes over: checkpoints for the manuscript, rules of APA, headings, citations, references, miscellaneous points, plus examples of page layouts. Compiled by William U. Borst.

APA Style Guide
This is a comprehensive style guide for references in APA provided by the University of Southern Mississippi Libraries. Take a look at how to format books, journals, electronic information (including the Internet), and other media.

Psychology With Style: A Hypertext Writing Guide
Another summary of the APA Publication Manual. This site was designed by Dr. M. Plonsky with hints to avoid common mistakes and was organized well so you can easily find the information you are looking for.
Statistical Resources     
This is a powerful tool that allows you to access the full range of official statistical information available to the public from the Federal Government. FedStats is comprised of over 70 Federal agencies and allows you to benefit from official statistics they collect and publish.

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Provides a wide range of statistical data from the Federal government's principal vital and health statistics agency. NCHS works with other Federal agencies, researchers, and academic institutions and provides data to policymakers in Congress and the Administration as well as to researchers and others in the health community.

Selecting Statistics
A basic guide to choosing the right statistical procedure (originally intended for social science data). Very user friendly--just choose your statistical design and it gives the statistical measure and reference information so you can find out more about it. Program by William M.K. Trochim.

Research Randomizer
A great site designed to assist researchers in preparing a random sampling or in assigning subjects to experimental conditions. Research Randomizer utilizes a program with a JavaScript random number generator to produce sets of random numbers that can be used in a variety of experimental situations.
Association of Psychology Postdoctoral & Internship Centers (APPIC)
If you are looking for an internship, this site provides a way to view openings and be matched to the right program. This site also promotes high quality training and recruitment practices at professional internship and training sites throughout the US and Canada.

Summer Jobs, Internships, Fieldwork, and Postgraduate Options
Provided by jobweb, this site gives information on summer jobs, internships, and fieldwork with links to various programs and resources.
Fun Stuff     

Mind Tools
Exercise your brain! Check out Mind Tools' techniques to help you think excellently, skills for high-performance living, and resources on practical psychology. Their slogan: Helping you to think your way to an excellent life!

A Dictionary of Useful Research Phrases
A humorous guide to understanding jargon and phrasing in research papers. Find out what researchers are really saying...




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