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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 in Art

The referencing style for Art assignments is usually Harvard (author/date style).  If you are not sure please check with your tutor.

Tips on Keeping Track of Useful Sources

You could:​

  • Write down information about your sources as you find them. ​

  • Use the pinning function in Library Search

  • Save references as bookmarks with meaningful titles. ​

  • Download and save or print journal articles as you find them. ​

  • Take pictures on your phone​

  • Email yourself links of websites, online articles, online databases, etc. that you’re thinking of using in your assignment.​

  • Use a reference management tool e.g. Zotero

Reference Management & 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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