Begin Your Research with Online Encyclopedias

Instead of beginning with broad Google search, or relying on a Wikipedia entry to get an overview on your topic, start your research at one of the licensed online encyclopedias brought to you by the Harvard Library. The entries in these online sources are written by acknowledged experts, and provide trusted authoritative information written by and for scholars in the field. 

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Keeping track of sources: Citations and Academic Writing

Chicago:  This is the citation style most commonly requested by faculty at the GSD for the formatting of cited references in student papers. This guide includes manuscript preparation guidelines, information on style and usage, and detailed explanation of the two Chicago documentation styles: Notes and Bibliography, and Author-Date reference. Please check with your faculty member on the preferred form.

Chicago Manual of Style  (Harvard ID and PIN required): full-text online version of the 16th edition, including Q & A, online tools, and a Chicago Style Citation Quick Guide.

Harvard Guide to Using Sources
Essential guide to using sources in academic writing, with detailed information on how to correctly integrate sources in your writing.

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