Blog post

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

27. Author, "Title of Blog Post," Title of Blog (blog), Date of post, URL.

Footnote example

First entry:

27. Trevor Hunt, “Some Wartime Memorabilia,” Digging for Victory! (blog), May 16, 2010,

Second and subsequent entries:

33. Hunt, "Wartime Memorabilia."

Format for bibliography

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Citations of blog posts can be omitted from the bibliography, however they should be included if they form a critical part of your research, or if they are frequently cited. Check with your lecturer if you are unsure.

Author. "Title of Blog Post." Title of Blog (blog). Date of post. URL.

Bibliography entry example

Hunt, Trevor. "Some Wartime Memorabilia." Digging for Victory! (blog). May 16, 2010.

Style notes for this reference type

  • See Manual 14.208.
  • A blog is a category of website that includes dated entries and dated comments.
  • Include the title of the blog, the title of the website (or a description), the author of the content, and a URL.
  • The title of a blog should be italicised; titles of blog entries (similar to articles in a periodical) should be in quotation marks.
  • A blog that is part of a larger publication (i.e Times) should also include the name of that publication in italics after the blog title (Manual 14.208).
  • Include a publication date (or date of modification/revision). If no such date can be found, include an access date.
  • Precede date of modification or access with 'last modified' and 'accessed' respectively.
  • Citations of website content are usually only included in the text and the notes. However, if they form a critical part of your research or are frequently cited, they may be included in your bibliography. Check with your lecturer if you are unsure.

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