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Interviews and Personal Communications (p. 705-707, 714)

Unpublished interviews and personal communications (conversations, emails, letters, etc.) 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, email to Grapevine mailing list, April 23, 1998.
  
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