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How to cite blogs in Harvard UoB format

Blogs are produced by individuals or organizations to provide comment and information on issues of concern. As blogs tend to be opinion based they may not provide objective analysis of these issues.                              

In text citation:                                  

Citing a Direct quote from a blog

Nick Robinson (2013) stated that "an independent review into MPs' salaries is to recommend a pay rise of more than 11%".

Paraphrasing from a blog

In 2013 it was reported that an independent review would recommend an increase of 11% to MP's salaries (Robinson, 2013).

Reference list:

The elements which should be included in your bibliography/reference lists are :

(i) Author of message 

(ii) Year that the blog was last published/last updated (in round brackets)

(iii) Title of message (in single quotation marks)

(iv) Title of internet site (in italics)

(v) Day/month of posted message 

(vi) Available at: URL

(vii) (Accessed: date)


Robinson, N. (2013) 'More pay but cuts to MP's pensions' Nick Robinson's newslog, 10th July. Available at: (Accessed: 17th July 2013).

This guide uses the UoB-Harvard system. Always consult your unit handbook or tutor to make sure you are using the correct system for the unit. Some subjects use other systems.
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