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MLA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Interview or Personal Communication

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to MLA style citations.

5.7.7, 5.7.13 (pp. 201-02, 204-05)

Example 1 – Published or Broadcast Interview

IT:     (Breslin)

WC:   Breslin, Jimmy. Interview by Neal Conan. Talk of the Nation. Natl. Public Radio. WBUR, Boston. 26 Mar. 2002.



Example 2 – Unpublished Interview

IT:     (Picard)

WC:   Picard, Jean-Luc. Personal interview. 18 Oct. 2352.


Example 3 – Email

IT:     (Burns)

WC:   Burns, Charles Montgomery. "Re: Uranium enrichment program." Message to the author. 5 Apr. 2014.



NOTE: For sources with no page numbers, such as interviews and emails, it is preferable to include the author's name in the text and omit a parenthetical reference altogether.