When you are a grad student, things can get difficult. The quality of work you do for a graduate degree is much higher than what you did as an undergrad. You are expected to learn how to research, how to write and how to do a number of other tasks. You will be honing your skills, and learning how to better manage your time and improve your career. There is a lot to learn as you go through grad school.

If you are working on a master’s degree, or a Ph.D., you can find helpful resources to aid you as you move forward. The Internet offers a wealth of information that you can use to enhance your ability to be an effective grad student. Here are 50 great dot-edu resources that will help you get ahead as a grad student.

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When you are involved in the academic world, it can be helpful to be able to interact with others, meet others with similar interests. Those with an education, and also with a specialty, might be interested in connecting with others who share a passion — or who can at least commiserate. With the Internet, it is possible to join an academic community that may not be available in your geographic area. You can meet others online, and forge useful contacts and professional connections. If you are looking to become involved with other educators and academics, here are 50 social sites you might consider:

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