Books for Your Bookshelf

Here is a listing and brief descriptions of books that will make writing the dissertation easier and better:


The Development of Doctoral Students: Phases of Challenge and Support.

Susan K. Gardner

Jossey-Bass, 2009




Encouraging Words: A Source Book of Words and Phrases for Dissertation and Report Writers

Malinda L. Hayes, Ed.D.

ISBN 0-931761-68-9

Beckham Publications Group, 1999



A Writer’s Guide to Using 8 Methods of Transition

Victor C. Pellegrino

ISBN 0-945045-03-4

Maui arThoughts Company, 2004



A Writer’s Guide to Transitional Words and Expressions

Victor C. Pellegrino

ISBN 0-945045-02-6

Maui arThoughts Company, 1989



A Writer’s Guide to Powerful Paragraphs

Victor C. Pellegrino

ISBN 0-945045-5-0

Maui arThoughts Company, 2003



Dictionary of Statistics & Methodology: A Nontechnical Guide for the Social Sciences

W. Paul Vogt

ISBN 0-7619-8854-8

Sage Publications, 2005



Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities:
Summary Report

Published by: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago

This report gives the results of data collected in the
Survey of Earned Doctorates, conducted for six federal agencies, NSF, NIH,

Finding Your Perfect Work: The New Career Guide to Making a Living, Creating a Life

Paul and Sarah Edwards


Humor Project, Inc.

Dr. Joel Goodman is the founder and director. This organization has:

  1. Humoresources (practical and laugh-filled books, video tapes,
    audiotapes, software, and props)

    1. Laughing Matters Magazine
    2. A speaker bureau
    3. Annual international conferences

They are the leading organization in the world “focusing on
the positive power of humor and creativity.”


Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY)

Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska Press


Most university libraries have this text as a reference. The Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) contains tests and measurements listings with critical reviews of tests. A comprehensive set of consumer-oriented test reviews, the MMY provides evaluative information to promote and encourage informed test selection. The basic elements of a typical MMY entry include descriptive information, one or two professional reviews, and an extensive list of references to pertinent literature.


Mastering APA Style: Student’s Workbook and Training Guide

Phone: (800) 374-2721FAX:(202)336-5502e-mail:


Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association

Phone: (800)374-2721

Tests in Print (TIP)

Institute of Mental Measurements, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Tests in Print (TIP)
serves as a comprehensive bibliography to all known commercially available, English- language tests currently in print.In addition, TIP functions as an index for the entire MMY series by directing readers to the appropriate volume(s) for reviews of specific
tests.Tests in Print can be utilized to determine the availability of a test; then the appropriate MMY column can be referenced for critical, candid information about the merits of that test.TIP also contains a reference list of professional literature providing
useful information about a specific test.