Referencing a personal communication in APA style (6th ed.).


This video is an introduction to Referencing
Personal Communications using APA Style. A personal communication can be an unpublished
lecture, an interview, or a conversation. In all these situations you are citing notes you
have taken. Remember to ensure that you have the author’s
permission to use their thoughts and ideas in your
assignment. You will need to record: The person’s name- include the initials as well as
the family name, and the date you recorded the
information Do not include this in the reference list as there is
no recoverable data. Here are some examples of in-text citations for
information obtained from a personal
communication: When interviewed, W. Slominski (personal
communication, January 23, 2014) confirmed …
OR … explained options for construction careers’
(W. Slominski, personal communication, January
23, 2014). Have a look at our referencing and citation page
for more examples. For more information please contact The Library

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