Dissertation Resources


  • Becker, Howard S. Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article. The University of Chicago Press, 1986.
  • Boice, Robert. ​​ Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing. New Forums Press, 1990.
  • Bolker, Joan. ​​Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Thesis. Henry Holt & Co., 1998.​
  • Craswell, Gail. ​​ Writing for Academic Success: A Postgraduate Guide. Los Angeles: Sage Study Skills Series, 2008.
  • Foss, Sonja K., and William Waters. ​​Destination Dissertation: A Travelers Guide to a Done Dissertation. Rownman & Littlefield, 2007.
  • Peters, Robert L. ​​Getting What You Came For: The Smart Student's Guide to Earning a Masters or PhD. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1997.
  • Silvia, Paul J. ​​How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. APA, 2007.
  • Single, Peg Boyle. Demystifying Dissertation Writing. Stylus Publishing, 2009

Websites and Blogs


  • Docear  (source organizer, annotator, mind mapper)
  • RescueTime (tracks and reports your digital time in apps and websites for productivity)
  • TomatoTimer (timer for productivity)
  • Zotero (source organizer and bibliography generator)