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How do I Cite Sources in Powerpoint?


By the time you reach college, you're probably used to citing sources, such as published books and periodicals. Some sources, such as PowerPoint presentations, may be a bit trickier. Luckily, guidelines do exist for the correct citation of PowerPoint slides. The exact format your citation needs to take depends on whether you are citing a PowerPoint presentation you attended in person, or citing PowerPoint slides you retrieved from the Internet.

Citing a PowerPoint Presentation You Attended

List the name of the author of the PowerPoint presentation. For example: Smith, James.

List the title of the presentation in quotation marks. For example: "Nutrition and Culture."

List the medium of publication. For example: PowerPoint presentation.

List the location of the presentation. For example: University of Maine, Orono, ME.

List the date of the presentation. For example: 17 May 2007.

Ensure that the final citation appears in the following format: Smith, James. "Nutrition and Culture." PowerPoint presentation. University of Maine, Orono, ME. 17 May 2007.

Citing a PowerPoint Presentation From the Internet

List the name of the author of the PowerPoint presentation. For example: Smith, James.

List the title of the presentation in quotation marks. For example: "Nutrition and Culture."

List the name of the website in italics. For example: AcademicWeb.

List the medium of publication. For example: PowerPoint.

List the year of publication. For example: 2007.

List the date on which you accessed the information. For example: 18 May 2010.

List the URL of the website in brackets. For example: <http://www.academyweb.com/resources/powerpoint/index.htm>.

Ensure that the final citation appears in the following format: Smith, James. "Nutrition and Culture." AcademicWeb. PowerPoint. 2007. 18 May 2010. <http://www.academyweb.com/resources/powerpoint/index.htm>.