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MLA 9th Edition Style Guide: Personal Communication

This guide will assist you in formatting in-text citations and a Works Cited list in the current MLA style.

Personal Communications

Sanders, Richard. Personal communication with Frank Johnson. 24 Sept. 2019.

Walcott, Derek. Personal communication with author. 8 Mar. 2010

Sotero, Sandra. E-mail to William Ferguson. 14 June 2020.

Walcott, Derek. E-mail to the author. 8 Mar. 2010.

Perez, Jose. Text message to Derek Sutterman. 9 May 2018.

Walcott, Derek. Text message to the author. 8 Mar. 2010.

Treat the interviewee as the author and include the generic description interview.

Walcott, Derek. Interview. Conducted by Susan Lang, 22 Oct. 2002.

Treat the interviewee as the author and provide the title of the video.

Stiller, Ben. Jimmy Kimmel’s Full Interview with Ben Stiller. YouTube, uploaded by Jimmy Kimmel

Live, 20 May. 2020, www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjyPjemXfT7hR.