Q. How do I cite a conversation?

How do I cite a personal interview? How do I cite an email? How do I cite personal correspondence?


You only need to include five items in each Source List entry. This list is the same for all source types.

In the case of personal interaction, such as a webchat or a personal interview, you might include the following:

  • Name of the person or organization with whom you spoke
  • Date of correspondence (e.g., when you held the interview or received the email)
  • Title of the source (e.g., email subject line)
  • [No page numbers necessary for a non-print source]
  • How you interacted (e.g., personal interview)



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  • Last Updated Nov 11, 2020
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  • Answered By Amber Eakin

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