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
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:
- Google Scholar
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
The Muse. themuse.com
Next Scientist: nextscientist.com
PhD humor and peer support