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MLA Style Guide, 8th ed.

This guide provides tips and examples for MLA style formatting of papers and citations.

Interviews

Published Interview (Print or Broadcast)

Examples

Kagan, Elana. "Kagan’s Teachers." Interview by Bryan A. Garner. ABA Journal, vol. 98, no. 9, Sept. 2012, pp. 25-26. JSTOR Journals, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?authtype=ip,guest&custid=cosum&groupid=main&profile=eds&direct=true&db=edsjsr&AN=edsjsr.23423755&site=eds-live&scope=site. Accessed 15 Sept. 2016.

Sotomayor, Sonia. "Sonia Manzano & Justice Sonia Sotomayor." Interview by Sonia Manzano. Death, Sex, and Money Podcast, 14 Sept. 2016, WNYC, www.wnyc.org/story/sonia-manzano-sonia-sotomayor-death-sex-money. Accessed 16 Sept. 2016.


Interview on Website

If the website name is essentially the same as the publisher, there is no need to list it twice.

Examples

Green, John. Interview by Jade Chang. Goodreads, Dec. 2012, www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/828.John_Green. Accessed 6 May 2016.

Zinkievich, Craig. Interview by Gareth Von Kallenbach. Skewed & Reviewed, 27 Apr. 2009, www.arcgames.com/en/games/star-trek-online/news/detail/1056940-skewed-%2526-reviewed-interviews-craig. Accessed 15 Mar. 2015.


Interview Conducted by You

Add the descriptive phrase, Personal interview, after the interviewee's name. 

Examples

Adkins, Nina. Personal interview. 15 Nov. 2015.

Bush, Edward. Personal interview. 18 Aug. 2016.


Email Interview

Email interviews should use the same format as an email citation.

Examples

Bond, Emily. "Re: Interview about Library Study Rooms." Received by Josh Jones, 15 Sept. 2016.

Perez, Rochelle. "RE: How Library Instruction Helps Promote Student Success." Received by Jennifer Baca, 25 Aug. 2016.