E-mails and Interviews
How do I handle the citation when a researcher uses e-mail
to provide me with some great information?
For e-mail, get the writer's permission to use his/her words.
Remember to print off a copy of the e-mail for verification of the information
as e-mail messages are not available to others. Style manuals give a sample
of citing e-mail in reference lists.
Do I need to include a citation if I conduct an interview
Yes. Ask the person you are interviewing for permission
to use their conversation before you start the interview. Their discussion
with you should be credited to them since you are using their ideas. Make
sure you include the appropriate citation for interviews.