How to cite an interview

Step 1: Formatting the Interviewer and Interviewee's name

  • Place the name of the Author in a reversed order. (Last name, First name) Remember to write the complete first name and not the initials only. If you are to add middle initials or any suffixes such as Jr. and Sr. or roman numerals, add these after the first name and separated it with a comma. End the cited name with a period.

  • —Example: Howard, Ferdinand.
    Howard, Ferdinand, Jr.
  • If more than one person is involved, place the name of each person one after the other using the Chicago style of formatting names as instructed above and separate each one with a comma. The last name in the series of entries will be separated with "and."

  • —Example: Howard, Ferdinand, Lee, Robert and Percival Harold.

Step 2: Formatting the title of your interview citation

  • If there is a title for the source interview, place it after the name of the interviewee. All are placed inside quotation marks. If there is no title, please the text "interview with" if a published interview, "interview by" if unpublished. These texts are followed by the interviewer's name in normal order and end it with a period.

  • If you are the one who conducted the interview, use "Author" instead of your name.

  • —Example: Howard, Ferdinand, Lee, Robert, interview with Author. Personal Interview. New York, February 2, 2012

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