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Harvard Referencing Guide: Personal Communication

Personal Communication

Personal Communication

Personal Communication

Personal Communication

 

Personal communications includes:

 

  • Conversations (including telephone)
  • Skype / Facebook
  • Email
  • Text messages
  • Letters
  • Fax

 

 

A reference for personal communication generally requires the following elements:

 

  • Sender/speaker/author
  • Year of communication (in round brackets)
  • Medium of communication
  • Receiver of communication
  • Day / month of communication

 

Example

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In-text citation

 

A brief summary of the government position was provided prior to the meeting (Smith, 2018).

 

 

Full reference for the Reference List / Bibliography (various examples)

 
Smith, A (2018) Conversation with Charles Brown, 10 September.
Smith, A (2018) Letter to Charles Brown, 10 September.
Smith, A (2018) Email to Charles Brown, 10 September.
Smith, A (2018) Telephone conversation with Charles Brown, 10 September.
Smith, A (2018) Skype conversation with Charles Brown, 10 September.
Smith, A (2018) FaceTime conversation with Charles Brown, 10 September.
Smith, A (2018) Text message to Charles Brown, 10 September.
Smith, A (2018) Fax to Charles Brown, 10 September.

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