Personal communications may cover the following examples:
Personal communications are usually run in to the text or given in a note. They are rarely listed in a bibliography. Most such information can be referred to simply as a conversation, message, or the like; the medium may be mentioned if relevant.
An email address or the like belonging to an individual should be omitted. Should it be needed in a specific context, it must be cited only with the permission of its owner.
In a conversation with the author on January 6, 2009, lobbyist Ann Adams admitted that . . .
Though inconclusive, a fifteen-second video shared with the author via Instagram by the subject’s family did suggest significant dementia.
1. Jane Smith, email message to author, April 23, 2017.
2. John Smith, Facebook direct message to author, April 30, 2017.
Be sure to check with your lecturer if these kinds of resources are suitable for use in your assignments.