philosophical research resources

“The Philosopher's Index” is the place to find serious scholarly philosophical materials, including journal articles and books. In the list of databases, select “The Philosopher’s Index”.
http://lib.nmsu.edu/article.shtml

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a high quality online encyclopedia of Philosophy.
http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html

Philosophy is packed with technical terminology, much of which is incredibly difficult to understand. The Philosophical Lexicon may help clarify your understanding of some philosophical terms.
http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/lexicon

PEA Soup is a blog dedicated to philosophy, ethics, and academia.
http://peasoup.typepad.com/

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy was founded in 1995 for the purpose of providing detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy.
http://www.iep.utm.edu/


Graduate School and Professional Resources

The Philosophical Gourmet Report reports the rankings of philosophical graduate programs in the United States, Great Britain, and Australia. It is an essential resource for those planning to pursue serious graduate work in philosophy. With the philosophical job market as competitive as it is, excelling in a quality graduate program is the best way to land a professorship someday.
http://www.philosophicalgourmet.com/

Advice for applying to graduate school FAQ by Tim O'Keefe from Georgia State University
Tim-Advice for applying to PhD

Project 1000 is a program facilitating the application process for traditionally underrepresented people wishing to attend graduate school. They pay a portion of the application fees for qualified students.
http://mati.eas.asu.edu:8421/p1000/

Students may apply for free to schools within the Committee of Institutional Cooperation.
http://www.cic.net/programs/FreeApp/

The American Philosophical Association is the primary association of American philosophers.
http://www.apa.udel.edu

Law School Resources

http://lawschoolnumbers.com/
Law School Numbers is a social networking website geared towards law school applicants, current law students, and recent graduates. Last cycle, more than 11,000 J.D. applicants used LSN to help other prospective students judge their chances in the upcoming law school admissions cycle.

http://lawschooldiscussion.org/
Law School Discussion is a forum for discussing all aspects of Law School in the United States.