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Recommended Reading and Online Resources

The books and websites featured on this page can help you navigate graduate school, from finding the right work/life balance to writing a winning thesis/dissertation.

Career Resources

Title/Description Author(s)
Addgene blog (Careers for Scientists)
Networking on the Network: A Guide to Professional Skills for PhD Students (2002) Phil Agre

Data and Digital Tools Resources

Title/Description Author(s)
A Quick Introduction to Version Control with Git and GitHub John D. Bilschak, Emily R. Davenport, and Greg Wilson
Data Visualization: A Practical Introduction Kieran Healy
R for Data Science Garrett Golemund and Hadley Wickham
The Plain Person's Guide to Plain Text Social Science Kieran Healy

Research & Writing Resources

Title/Description Author
A Concise Guide to Writing a Thesis or Dissertation: Educational Research and Beyond                                                                                                                 Halyna M. Kornuta and Ron W. Germaine
Destination Dissertation: A Traveler's Guide to a Done Dissertation Sonja Foss and William Waters
Detox Your Writing: Strategies for Doctoral Researchers Pat Thomson and Barbara Kamler
How to Write a Thesis Umberto Eco
Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts Joseph Harris
Ten Simple Rules for Structuring Papers Brett Mensh and Konrad Kording
The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success Lawrence Machi and Brenda McEvoy
The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research (Open Up Study Skills) Marian Petre
Writing a Scientific Paper, Step by Painful Step Kevin D. Lafferty
Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success Wendy Laura Belcher

Work/Life Balance Resources

Title/Description Author(s)
Get a Life, PhD blog Tanya Golash-Boza
The Thesis Whisperer

Miscellaneous Resources

Title/Description Author(s)
Advice for new Faculty Members Robert Boice
Advice to a Young Scientist P.B. Medawar
Commkit (science communication guides)
from the MIT Biological Engineering Communication Lab
How to Read and Do Proofs: An Introduction to Mathematical Thought Processes Daniel Solow