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WRT 102 - West (Robinson) - Writing II: Personal Interviews

Citing a Personal Interview in MLA

From the Purdue OWL:

"Personal interviews refer to those interviews that you conduct yourself. List the interview by the name of the interviewee. Include the descriptor Personal interview and the date of the interview."

Example: Smith, Jane. Personal interview. 19 May 2014.

Who to Interview

If you're looking for an expert source:

  • Someone who is a researcher or professor in your area of interest at Pima or the University of Arizona
  • Someone who works in a job related to your question
  • A journalist who writes about your question or area of interest

If you're looking for someone who is not an expert about your topic:

  • A friend or family member
  • A much younger person
  • A much older person

Need Help Finding an Interviewee?

You can always come up to the library reference desk for help! We will happily sit down with you and make a list of people you could contact to interview. Depending on your topic, you might even be able to interview a librarian!

Additionally, you could use Ask a Librarian, or email Emily directly, to get help from a librarian without coming up to the library.