Q. How do I reference and cite a live person interview?

Answer

Personal communication, such as interviews:

  • Includes memos, emails, phone conversations, etc.
  • Because they do not provide recoverable data, personal communications are not included on the References Page. 
  • Cite personal communications in text only
  • Give the initials as well as the surname of the communicator and the date.

Example: 

According to an interview with Professor K.A. West (personal communication, August 3, 2019) ...

To see an example of citing an interview visit the APA Help guide.

  • Click on References and In-text Citation Examples  
  • Click on Other
  • Click on Personal Communication (which includes interviews and e-mail)

If you need additional help, contact a campus librarian. Thank you for using ASK US.

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  • Last Updated Dec 03, 2019
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  • Answered By Beth Lofgren

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