Citing interviews

While your style may depend on the referencing convention you are using, you should try to give the following information when citing interview material.

Excerpt of an interview from a book

  • Interview with F Smith, as quoted in details of book.

Excerpt from a sound recording or transcript

Name of Archive or Repository, Collection Name, Accession Number, Collection Number, Name of interviewee/Anon, Date of Birth.

  • East Midlands Oral History Archive, Thornton Collection, 0233, TH/010/011, F. Smith. Born 1928.
  • Interview with F Smith, [sound recording/transcript], b.1928, Thornton Collection, 0233, TH/010/011, East Midlands Oral History Archive.

This is an example from the British Library National Sound Archive's Millenium Memory Bank:

  • BLNSA, MMB C900/00009 B. Kaur. Born in 1956.

From an online source 

Add the URL and date of download or review of the web page:

  • Interview with F Smith, [sound recording/transcript], Thornton Collection, 0233, TH/010/011, East Midlands Oral History Archive. Born 1928. Online: http://www.le.ac.uk/emoha/archive/sound/fsmith.html (12/1/2005).

From your own interview

  • Smith, F. Interview by author. Leicester, UK, 1 January 2005.
  • Interview with F Smith, 1 January 2005. Born in 1928.