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MLA 8th Edition Citation Style Guide

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Interview conducted by researcher

Format:

Author Last Name, First Name or Initial (if available). “Title.” Internet Site. Publisher (if applicable), Publication Date, Location (URL).

Example:

“New Eco Books: Feature Interviews with Margaret Atwood.” Alternatives Environmental Ideas and Action. 4 June 2010, rabble.ca/ sites/rabble/files/audio/MA%20feature%20interview%2045m05.mp3.

In-text citation: (“New”)

Telephone conversation

Format:

Last name First Name or Initial.  Type of Communication.  Name of Receiver. Date.

Example:

Stouck, J.  Telephone Conversation.  J. Gattrell, 10 Feb. 2016.

In-text citation: (Stouck)

Note:

  • Personal communication may be cited in the running text of your paper instead of using an in-text citation (“In a telephone conversation between Dr. Stouck and the author on June 22, 2016...”

PowerPoint Posted to Canvas

Format:

Last name First Name or Initial.  Type of Communication.  Name of Receiver. Date.

Example:

Stouck, J.  Telephone Conversation.  J. Gattrell, 10 Feb. 2016.

In-text citation: (Stouck)

Note:

  • Personal communication may be cited in the running text of your paper instead of using an in-text citation (“In a telephone conversation between Dr. Stouck and the author on June 22, 2016...”

Email Message

Format:

Author Last Name, First Name or Initial. “Title (subject line of e-mail.” Name of receiver, Date sent.

Example:

Shearer, K.  “Public Poetry Reading Aug 1.” J. Gattrell, 7 July 2013.

In-text citation: (Shearer)

Class Lecture

Format:

Author Last Name, First Name or Initial. “Title of Lecture.” Title of Class, Date, Location.  Optional Element – descriptor.

Example:

Senger, Lainie. “Historical Backgrounds to Beowulf.” English 153. Reading in Narrative.  27 May 2009, U of British Columbia Okanagan. Lecture.

In-text citation: (Senger)