Q. How do I cite a cell phone conversation in APA style?
Citing a conversation (whether in person or on a cell phone) would be a personal communication. To see how to cite a personal communication:
- Visit the APA Help guide
- Click the References & In-text Citation Examples
- Look for Other
- Look for Personal Communication.
First Initial & Middle Initials. Last Name (personal communication, August 3, 2017)
Example used in-text:
An important step in starting a small business is to have a detailed business plan, according to T.A. Betts (personal communication, August 3, 2017).
This particular type of citation should only appear in-text and not on the References page.
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