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Homepage / How do I reference a blog post… in the Cranfield Author-date style?

How do I reference a blog post… in the Cranfield Author-date style?


Continuing our series on referencing in the Author-date style, it seems more appropriate than ever to include a post on how to reference a blog post. Although blogs tend to opinion-based, they can provide an interesting personal insight into a topic or subject.  However, double-check with your lecturer or tutor first, if you’re unsure whether or not to reference a blog post in your assessed academic assignments.

Here’s what you need to include in your blog reference:

  • Author of blog or post (surname, initials)
  • (Year site published/updated)
  • ‘Title of post’
  • [Blog]
  • Title of blog
  • Day/month of post
  • Available at: URL
  • (Accessed: date)

And how it should look like…

Tobias, J. (2016) ‘Mindfulness vs meditation: what’s the difference?’, [Blog] Cranfield University Blog. 20 July. Available at: (Accessed: 26 January 2017).

What about your in-text citations?

Where you make reference to this item in your text, follow the normal ‘name and date’ conventions and simply follow any mention with (Tobias, 2016) or a variation thereon.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about referencing, feel free to contact the Library service.

Public domain image by Pixabay, CC0

Written By: Sheila Chudasama

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