Writing at the GSD

Writing Services at the GSD

Writing Services at the Loeb Library provides one-on-one peer tutoring, workshops, handouts, tutorials, and other resources for strengthening skills related to academic and career documents. 

Peer Tutoring 


Writing Services Specialist

Canvas tutorials

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. It 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.