Researching Prospective Advisors
- Departmental Web sites generally list graduate schools' faculty research interests, publications and grants.
- A campus visit is essential; e-mail is a good way to begin preliminary conversations.
- To get an idea of other recent publications choose the appropriate subject/field from the Clapp Library Research Guides, and use the "Find articles, books, and essays" searches.
Researching Schools and Preparing Your Application – online resources
- BrainTrack Over 7700 links to higher education institutions in 192 countries.
- The British Council-USA describes how to get a graduate degree in the U.K.
- The Council of Graduate Schools offers general resources on going to grad school, financial aid, and an inexpensive guide called Graduate School and You.
- A Data Based Assessment of Research-Doctorate Programs in the United States, The National Academies Press.
- GraduateGuide.com is produced School Guide Publications. The online site allows for searches by both graduate schools and programs.
- GradSchools.com is produced by Educational Directories Unlimited and includes a mix of free information and paid advertisements.
- GradSource.com offers information on graduate studies and professional degrees
- Taking the GRE? The official Educational Testing Service site has all of the details on taking the Graduate Record Examination general exam and subject tests, plus free practice tests.
- Petersons.com lets you explore accredited programs in Canada and the U.S., and work on application and essay skills.
- StudyAbroad.com provides information on both graduate short-term study abroad and graduate full-degree programs.
- Writing Personal Statements Online, by Joe Schall
- Style for Students Online, by Joe SchallSelected
CWS Library Resources
- Applying to Graduate School: Assessment and Application, by Milton Kornfeld Ph.D., CreateSpace, May 2010
Use the Clapp Library Catalog to find books, videos and other resources available on campus. Subjects to include: universities and colleges graduate work; [the subject area you are interested in, such as Psychology] plus study and teaching (Graduate); Universities and Colleges United States graduate work directories. Also try keywords, such as graduate and admissions.
To find articles on particular schools or fields of study, try these Clapp Library Resources:
- Expanded Academic Index WC 1980-present.
Find scholarly and popular articles, most with full-text available.
- LexisNexis Academic WC 1980-present.
Full-text articles from wire services and the Chronicle of Higher Education. Tip: Choose "Guided News Search," then News Category "University News."