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MLA Citation, 8th ed.: Interview

Designed to provide a basic understanding of the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and writing style. MLA is commonly used for writing in the Arts and Humanities.

Citing your sources

Use the above dropdown menu to select examples of how various resources are cited in MLA Style.

There are 10 types of resources included in this guide:

 

For additional examples of other types of resources, or for more detail, please see Part 2, Chapter 2, "Works Cited," of The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th Ed.

Interview Published or Broadcast

For an interview that was not conducted by you personally you will need to include publication information for the source of the interview.


MLA 7th Edition

From an article:

Cavalieri, Grace. "Interviews Poet Laureate Billy Collins." Pembroke Magazine 35.(2003): 252-269. Print.

From a Book:

Bourgeois, Louise. Interview with Paulo Herkenhoff. Louise Bourgeois. By Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff, and Allan Schwartzman. New York, NY: Phaidon, 2004. Print.


MLA 8th Edition

From an article:

Collins, Billy. "Interviews Poet Laureate Billy Collins." Interview by Grace Cavalieri. Pembroke Magazine, vol. 35, 2003. pp. 252-269.

From a Book:

Bourgeois, Louise. "Interview with Paulo Herkenhoff." Interview by Robert Storr, Paulo Herkenhoff, and Allan Schwartzman. Louise Bourgeois. Phaidon, 2004.

Personal Interview

For an interview that you conduct...


MLA 7th Edition

Basic Format:

Interviewee’s name Last name, First name. Personal interview, Date interview occurred (DDMMYYYY).

Example: Smith, John. Personal interview. 18 May 2010.


MLA 8th Edition

Basic Format:

Interviewee’s name Last name, First name. Personal interview, Date interview occurred (DDMMYYYY).

Example:

Smith, John. Personal interview, 18 May 2010.

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