Numerical referencing: Other items

This section will cover:

Interviews and personal communications

Unpublished interviews and personal communications (conversations, emails, letters, and so on) are generally cited in a footnote only; they are rarely included in the Bibliography. 

General Format 
  • Full Note: 
    1. Interviewee/Email Sender First Name/Initial Surname, Interview by Name of Interviewer, Place and Date of Interview.
  • Concise Note: 
    Generally the same as the full note. Can list Interviewee/Email Sender by Surname only.
  • Bibliography:
    Typically no bibliography entry required.
Example 1
  • Full Note:
    1. Andrew Macmillan (principal adviser, Investment Center Division, FAO), in discussion with the author, September 1998.
Example 2
  • Full note:
    1. Interview with health care worker, August 10, 1999.
Example 3
  • Full note:
    1. Constance Conlon, email message to author, April 17, 2000.
Example 4
  • Full note:
    1. John Powell to Grapevine mailing list, April 23, 1998, no. 83, http://www.electriceditors.net/grapevine/archives.php.