BOOKS, WEBSITES & TOOLS for the dissertation writer

Each section lists books first, then websites and tools.

Productivity and motivational advice and apps  

Allen, David.  Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity 

 

Carson, Rick. Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way

 

Bregman, Peter. 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

 

Clear, James.  Atomic Habits:  An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

 

Halvorson, Heidi Grant.  Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

 

Hanson, Rick, and Hanson, Forrest.  Resilient:  How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness.

 

Pychyl, Timothy.  Solving the Procrastination Puzzle:  a Concise Guide to Strategies for Change

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Focusmate.com. The Focusmate.com free video app pairs you with an accountability buddy.

 

Productivity Challenge Timer.  Digital app and Pomodoro timer keeps you focused, logs your time from Google Playstore and iTunes.

 

Explore other apps that block the internet and monitor your working time to find what works for you.

 

 

Dissertation and academic writing guides
 

Chicago Manual of Style (17th Edition)

Comer, Denise K. and Garrett, Barbara Gina. It’s Just a Dissertation: The Irreverent Guide to Transforming Your dissertation from Daunting to Doable to Done

 

Joyner, Randy L., et al.  Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation:  A Step-by-Step Guide 

 

Kolln, Martha and Gray, Loretta S.  Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects

 

Roberts, Carol, and Hyatt, Laura.  The Dissertation Journey:  A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation

 

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition

 

Silvia, Paul J.  How to Write a Lot:  A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing

 

Single, Peg Boyle.  Demystifying Dissertation Writing:  A Streamlined Process from Choice of Topic to Final Text.

 

Somerson, Joanne Broder. Finish your dissertation, don’t let it finish you!

 

Sword, Helen.  Air & Light & Time & Space:  How Successful Academics Write

 

 

Tools for research and writing

 

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)  

 

University of North Carolina Writing Center Tips & Tools.

Other sites and tools:

  

- academia.edu

- atlasti.com

- endnote

- Google Scholar

- Mandalay

- procite.com

- qrsinternational.com

- auestia.com

- researchgate.net

- scrivener

- SocialResearchMethods.net

 

How to survive academia & find a career

 

Caplan, Paula J.  Lifting a Ton of Feathers: A Woman’s Guide to Surviving in the Academic World 

 

Feldman, David B., & Silvia, Paul J. Public Speaking for Psychologists. Helpful advice to prepare for research presentations and job talks. [DED]

 

Goldsmith, et al.  The Chicago Guide to your Academic Career.

 

Lesli Mitchell.  Peterson’s The Ultimate Grad School Survival Guide 

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The Muse. themuse.com

 

Next Scientist: nextscientist.com

 

 

 

PhD humor and peer support

 

Phinished.org

 

PHDcomics.com

 

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