How Do You Cite an Interview in a Paper?


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In MLA format, citations of interviews begin with the last and first name of the interviewed person, using a comma between the names. The title or name of the interview follows in italics if it was published independently, and in quotation marks if it's from a publication, with a period at the end. If there's no title, the word "Interview" suffices. The location and interview date conclude the citation.

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Citations of personally conducted interviews also include the last name, comma and first name of the person interviewed, followed by the type of interview conducted, such as personal or by phone, and the word "Interview" followed by a period. According to the BibMe website, the citation ends with the date of the interview and a period.

According to the American Psychological Association, interviews are not considered recoverable information, so they are not referenced in the reference list for APA style citations. In-text citations of interviews are written between parentheses, with the name of the interviewed person followed by a comma, the words "personal communication," and the date when the interview was conducted. A period is added outside of the end parentheses. The date is written out as month, day and year.

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