Writing at the GSD

Writing Services at the GSD

The GSD’s Writing Services provides one-on-one peer tutoring, workshops, handouts, tutorials, and other resources for strengthening skills related to academic and career documents. The website also has resources for developing more efficient time management, planning, and reading strategies.

Writing in Architecture, Design, and Planning

Coming soon!

Harvard Sites for Writers

Citation Styles and Manuals

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 information on the two Chicago documentation styles: Notes and Bibliography, and Author-Date reference.

Please check with your faculty member on the preferred form.

Other citations styles that might be requested include:

Documenting and Citing Non-Print Material

Managing Citations

The tools supported by the Harvard Library are Zotero and EndNote. With them, you can:

  • create a searchable database of the books, articles, book chapters, and more that you're using in your research
  • import citations, abstracts, and more from online sources
  • organize notes and full text documents, such as PDFs, images, spreadsheets
  • share references when you're working on collaborative projects
  • create reference lists in Chicago and other formats

To learn more and for a list of upcoming classes, visit:

The Literature Review

Database search tip: Add the phrase "literature review" to your search to find published literature reviews.