School's out, which means no more teachers, but definitely more books. Here are a few titles that we think are great for graduates, whether preparing articles for submission to professional journals or looking for a guide to architecture:
Atlas of Science by Katy Börner
Allowing us to visualize scientific results, science maps help us make sense of the avalanche of data generated by scientific research today. Atlas of Science serves as a visual index to the evolution of modern science and as an introduction to "the science of science"—charting the trajectory from scientific concept to published results.
Advice for a Young Investigator by Santiago Ramon y Cajal
In addition to leaving a legacy of unparalleled scientific research, Cajal sought to educate the novice scientist about how science was done and how he thought it should be done. This is an anecdotal guide for the perplexed new investigator as well as a refreshing resource for the old pro.
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick
These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum.
The Atlas of New Librarianship by R. David Lankes
Lankes recasts librarianship and library practice using the fundamental concept that knowledge is created though conversation. New librarians approach their work as facilitators of conversation; they seek to enrich, capture, store, and disseminate the conversations of their communities.
Art School by Steven Henry Madoff
The essays in the book range over continents, histories, traditions, experiments, and fantasies of education. Accompanying the essays are conversations with such prominent artist/educators as John Baldessari and Marina Abramović, as well as questionnaire responses from a dozen important artists—among them Mike Kelley and Shirin Neshat—about their own experiences as students.
For young economists working on their dissertations, preparing their first articles for submission to professional journals, getting ready for their first presentations at conferences and job seminars, or facing their first refereeing assignments.