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Homepage / How do I reference my lecture notes… in the Cranfield Author-date style?

How do I reference my lecture notes… in the Cranfield Author-date style?


If you’re thinking of referring to your lecture notes in one of your assignments, you’ll need to know how to reference them. As with everything you use, it is necessary to acknowledge and give credit to the source by providing a full citation and reference. Please note however that you should always check with your lecturer or tutor before referencing lecture materials in your assessed work, as in some circumstances it may not be deemed appropriate for you to do so.

What should your Author-date reference include?

  • Author (surname, initials)
  • (Year)
  • ‘Title of notes’
  • [Medium] e.g. PowerPoint presentation
  • Module name
  • Institution
  • Available at: URL
  • (Accessed: date)

Here are some examples of what your bibliographic references might look like:

Burke, V. (2015) ‘Organisational culture’ [PowerPoint presentation], Managing People and Organisations. Cranfield University. Available at: (Accessed: 27 June 2015).

Nnadi, M. (2015) ‘Cash flow statements’ [PowerPoint presentation], Accounting. Cranfield University. Available at: (Accessed: 4 April 2015).

Roomi, M. A. (2014) ‘Start-up and resources to exploit a profit opportunity’ [PowerPoint presentation], Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation. Cranfield University. Available at: (Accessed: 14 January 2015).

Tobias, J. (2014) ‘Introduction to Organisational Behaviour’. [PowerPoint presentation],Organisational Management & Personal Development. Cranfield University. Available at: (Accessed: 10 March 2015).

As always if you have any questions about referencing, pop into MIRC or contact us.

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Written By: Sheila Chudasama

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