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Harvard citation style: Personal Communication

Personal communication

Material Type

In-Text Example

Telephone call, interview, e-mail, etc.

If the information you are referencing was obtained by personal communication such as a telephone call, interview or email, this should be documented in the text and not added in the reference list. If desired you can add the abbreviation pers.comm. to the reference.

When interviewed on 6 June 2008, Mr Ward confirmed....    
(Mrs S Byrne 2012, pers.comm., 6 June)