Here are some resources you may find helpful.
"Advice for Wannabe Profs"
Terri E. Givens considers what to tell a would-be graduate student about the job market and life as an academic. http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/running/givens5
Coalition of Graduate Employees
The Coalition of Graduate Employees (CGE) at Oregon State University. This site will keep you informed of what CGE is currently doing both at OSU and statewide. There is also a guide to graduate life in Corvallis! http://cge6069.org
An online support and discussion group for people trying to finish their dissertations and theses. http://www.phinished.org
University of Washington Resources for Graduate Students
An immense storehouse of resources for graduate students at universities anywhere in the country. http://www.grad.washington.edu/mentoring/
How to Be a Good Graduate Student
Basic advice on how to survive graduate school from a researcher at Indiana University. http://www.cs.indiana.edu/HTMLit/how.2b/how.2b.html
A Graduate School Survival Guide
An insightful guide from a recent doctorate at University of North Carolina. Points to a wealth of additional information out there on the web. http://www.cs.unc.edu/~azuma/hitch4.html
A national nonprofit focused on helping graduate students maintain their sanity. They offer a free graduate student hotline, where you can talk to a counselor who is specially trained in working with grad students. http://www.gradresources.org/
Online PhD Guide
Includes information on PhD research resources as well as helpful tips on dissertations and thesis papers. http://onlinephd.org/