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Design History: Writing & Citing on Design History

Guide by Karyn Hinkle

Writing About Design History

For those new to design history (and for general inspiration for everyone) discipline-specific guides to art research and writing about design can be very useful. Here are a few, and places to find more:

The Writing Place

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The Writing Place is Northwestern’s center for peer writing consultations.

Whether you are writing a paper for a class, composing application letters and essays, or working on some other writing project, a Writing Place consultant can help you at any stage of the writing process, from talking about ideas to developing a plan to revising and editing a draft.

Consultations are free and available to anyone in the Northwestern community: undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, or staff.

Citation Management

To help you keep track of the citations you find for articles, books, and images while you're researching, and to help you integrate the citations into your papers, footnotes, and bibliographies while you're writing, the library supports two citation management tools, EndNote and Zotero.

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Style Manuals

Citing and Plagiarism