What does anonymous sources mean?

What does anonymous sources mean?

An anonymous source is someone who is interviewed by a reporter but does not want to be named in the article the reporter writes.

How do you reference an anonymous quote?

If “Anonymous” is the identified author of a work (versus there being no stated author), cite “Anonymous” in the citation instead of the author’s last name (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 177). For example, (Anonymous, 2005, p. 42).

How do you cite a confidential source?

Confidential informationAnonymised institution/agency (in square brackets).Year of report.Anonymised title (in italics).Location.Publisher is simply the anonymised institution/agency (again, with square brackets).

How do you cite a personal document?

Include all personal communication as in-text citations. The parenthetical citation should contain the person’s name, the phrase “personal communication,” and the date of the communication.

How do you reference a text message?

Cite a text message the way you would cite a letter. Follow the MLA format template. List the sender of the text message as the author and then provide a description in place of a title. Include the recipient’s name in the description.