Skip to main content
Library Research Guides


Provides guidance on information resources and search strategies on conducting library research in psychology.

2017 Psychology Graduate Student Orientation Presentation

Dissertation Formatting Support

Support for Doctoral Students

Career Information

Blog: Female Science Professor : valuable thoughts and advice for any woman in an academic career path.

PsycCareers @ APA: includes information about job-seeking as well as job postings and a place to post your resume

Job postings: Social Psychology Network, jobs forum

Job postings: The Chronicle of Higher Education, jobs page

Job postings: APS Employment Network

Helpful Books on Writing & Publishing

Becker, H.S. (2007). Writing for social scientists: how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Hatcher Graduate Library, Shapiro Undergaduate Library & Google Preview: H 61.8 .B43 2007)

Becker, H.S. (1998). Tricks of the trade: how to think about your research while you’re doing it. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Hatcher Graduate Library & Shapiro Undergraduate Library: H 91 .B381 1998)

Beech, J. R. (2009). How to write in psychology: a student guide. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell Pub.. (Hatcher Graduate Library & Google Preview: BF 76.8 .B425 2009)

Dunn, D. (2011). A short guide to writing about psychology. 3rd ed. Boston: Longman.  (Shapiro Undergraduate Library: BF 76.8 .D86 2011)

Foss, S. K. & Waters, W. (2007) Destination dissertation: a traveler's guide to a done dissertation. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.  (Hatcher Graduate Library & Google Preview: LB 2369 .F59 2007)

Germano, W. P. (2008) Getting it published: a guide for scholars and anyone else seriouis about serious books. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. (Hatcher Graduate Library: PN 161 .G46 2008)

Pyrczak, F. & Bruce, R. R. (2000). Writing empirical research reports: a basic guide for students of the social and behavioral sciences. 3rd ed. Los Angeles, CA: Pyrczak Pub. (Hatcher Graduate Library & Shapiro Undergraduate Library: LB 2369 .P9711 2000)

McInerney, D.M. (2001). Publishing your psychology research: a guide to writing for journals in psychology and related fields. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage. (Hatcher Graduate Library: BF 76.8 .M35 2001)

Silvia, P.J. (2007). How to write a lot : a practical guide to productive academic writing. Washington: American Psychological Association. (Hatcher Graduate Library: PE 1408S48787 2007)

Smyth, T.R. (2004). The principles of writing in psychology. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (Hatcher Graduate Library & Shapiro Undergraduate Library: BF 76.7 .S571 2004)

Sommers, R. & Sommers, B. (2002). A practical guide to behavioral research: tools and techniques. New York: Oxford University Press. (Hatcher Graduate Library: H 62 .S712 2002)

Thody. A. (2006). Writing and presenting research. London; Thousand Oaks, CA : Sage Publications. (Hatcher Graduate Library and Google Preview: QA 180.55 .P7 T56 2006)


Getting Published


Society of Personality and Social Psychology Student Corner includes information about conferences, awards, and careers

Teaching Resources

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Teaching of Psychology blog


BOOKS (link to the catalog record for further information)


Davis, F.S. & Biskist, W. (2002). The teaching of psychology: essays in honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer. Hatcher Graduate Library BF 77 .T4351 2002

Halpern, D.F. (2010). Undergraduate education in psychology : a blueprint for the future of the discipline. Hatcher Graduate & Shapiro Undergraduate Libraries BF77 .U53 2010.

Willingham, D.T. (2009). Why don't students like school? : a cognitive scientist answers questions about how the mind works and what it means for your classroom. Hatcher Graduate Library LB 1060 .W5435 2009