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Citing and Referencing

"Citation is how we leave a trail of where we have been and who helped us along…"  — Sara Ahmed

Ahmed, S. (2015) 'Feminist Shelters' Feminist Killjoy, 30 December Available at: (Accessed: 7 September 2020)

Referencing for Design Students

There is no set referencing style for Design assignments. Have a look on the Cite Them Right website for some standard approaches and styles.  If you need any further support please speak to your tutor or ask your librarian.

Managing your References with Zotero

Reference management systems are time-saving tools that allow you to:

  • Collect and store references for the resources you read as you go
  • Manage and organise your references for different assignments or modules
  • Quickly add in-text citations into your assignments
  • Automatically generate a reference list from these in-text citations

Zotero is an example of a freely available reference management system, and is supported by Goldsmiths Library.

The three videos below will guide you though installing Zotero, collecting references, and adding these references to your word document.

Zotero Tutorials


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