Do I need to indicate in my works-cited-list entry that I conducted an interview orally?
Note: This post relates to content in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. For up-to-date guidance, see the ninth edition of the MLA Handbook.
No, but if it’s important for your reader to know, you can write “Oral interview” as a description in the “Title of source” slot in the same way that you would write “E-mail interview” if you wished to indicate that you conducted an interview by e-mail:
Smith, Helen. Oral interview. By Rachel Green. 6 June 2017.
Read more about citing an interview conducted by e-mail.