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ENG 101 Kauffman -Composition: Citing Sources with MLA

What is MLA?

Different academic disciplines use unique styles of writing and documentation. MLA, the style developed by the Modern Language Association, is the primary style used in English and Humanities courses.

For additional citation examples or information regarding MLA style, consult the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th edition (available at the QVCC CC library).

Citing Sources

Library sources all come with suggested citations! Start there. If you are using a non-library source, these links might help.

ASK ME!  That's my job.  I'm here to help with citations.  Send me an email, or visit the library homepage to send a text or open a chat. https://qvcc.edu/library

MLA Style 8th edition - Sample Citations.

Interview ( In Person)

Last Name of Person Who Was Interviewed, First Name. Interview. By Interviewer First Name Last Name. Day Month Year of interview. 

Example : 
Doe, Jane. Interview. Conducted by John Smith, 3 and 6 Aug. 2017.
 

Email Interview

Last Name of Person Who Was Interviewed, First Name. "Subject Line of Email." Received by Name of Person Who Received Email, Day
 

       Month Year of Email. Email Interview.

  

Example:

  Smith, Paula. "Re: Food and Family." Received by Joseph Tan, 20 May 2016. Email Interview.

 Note: The words Email Interview are added to the citation to specify that it is an interview.

 

Telephone Interview

Last Name of Person Who Was Interviewed, First Name. Personal Interview. Day Month Year of interview. By Interviewer First Name Last Name.
   
    Telephone Interview.

Example:

Ball, William. Interview. By Hyun Jae Lee. 30 Jan. 2016. Telephone Interview.

 Note: The words Telephone Interview are added to the citation to specify that it is an interview.

Some examples adapted from Colombia College https://columbiacollege-ca.libguides.com/mla/interviews