Detailed advice on how to decide why, whether, where, and when to go to graduate school, and how to finance a graduate education.
1990 The Doctor of Philosophy Degree: A Policy Statement. Washington, DC: CGS. A brief overview of PhD education, from both the institution's and the student's viewpoint.
1990 Research Student and Supervisor: An Approach to Good Supervisory Practice. Washington, DC: CGS. How careful planning and a good communication with your faculty adviser can lead to expeditious completion of PhD research and thesis. Adapted from a pamphlet published in Great Britain.
1991 The Role and Nature of the Doctoral Dissertation: A Policy Statement . Washington, DC: CGS. Contains especially helpful sections on collaboration, the concept of "originality," and guidance for faculty advisers.
Chapman, David 1988 "How to Do Research at the MIT AI Lab." At Working Paper 316. Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
COSEPUP (Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy) 1993 Science, Technology, and the Federal Government: National Goals for a New Era. Washington, DC: National Academy Press.
1995 On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research. Washington, DC National Academy Press. An introduction to research ethics for beginning scientists and engineers, including case studies and ethical questions to ponder.
1995 Reshaping the Graduate Education of Scientists and Engineers. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. A thorough discussion of many of the issues underlying this guide, such as the structure of graduate education and the changing needs of those who employ PhD scientists and engineers.
CPC (College Placement Council) 1994 Catalog of Resources for Career Services and Employment Professionals . Bethlehem, PA: CPC. The CPC offers a variety of publications, statistical surveys, reports, and programs for universities and employers.
Dalton, G.W., and P.H. Thompson 1986 Novations: Strategies for Career Management. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foreman, and Co. An excellent and detailed account of the expectations of employers and performance and skills of professional employees as the employee grows in his or her job function.
DesJardins, Marie 1994/1995 "How to Succeed in Graduate School: A Guide for Students and Advisors," Crossroads, the Online ACM Student Magazine Available via WWW at http://info.acm.org/crossroads/xrds1-2/advice1.html