Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2015     Views: 39

We have quite a bit of information about graduate schools at the Library. There are several resources I would suggest. We keep the lastest editions of Peterson's annual guides to graduate programs at the Reference Desk on the 1st floor of Stapleton Library. There are five or six volumes in the series, divided by program area. These volumes list all of the graduate programs in the U.S. and will give you contact information and outline the application process for each school. Just ask the librarian at the Reference Desk for your subject area. You also take a look at the College Blue Book ([REF]L901.C676). This resource lists graduate programs by subject area and by level (master's, doctoral, etc.) U.S. News is well-know for publishing its annual guide to the best graduate programs. We have the 2004 listing in paper copy in the Reference collection ([REF]LB2371.A44 2003). You can also find updated information in the electronic version of U.S. News. To search for articles in the electronic U.S. News, go to the Library Home Page (www.iup.edu/library), select the "Article Databases" section and select the "All Databases" option. Then select "Academic Search Complete" from the alphabtic database list. Once connected to "Academic Search Complete", enter the search "best graduate schools". That brings up several articles that discuss the relative merits of the top schools.

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