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Answered By: Michael Pujals
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2014     Views: 45

No personal communication is included in your reference list; instead, parenthetically cite the communicator's name, the phrase "personal communication," and the date of the communication in your main text only.

Example: (E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2001).

Example: A. P. Smith also claimed that many of her students had difficulties with APA style (personal communication, November 3, 2002).

 

Source: Purdue Online Writing Lab

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