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

Step 1

List the name of the author of the PowerPoint presentation. For example:

Smith, James.

Step 2

List the title of the presentation in quotation marks. For example:

"Nutrition and Culture."

Step 3

List the medium of publication. For example:

PowerPoint presentation.

Step 4

List the location of the presentation. For example:

University of Maine, Orono, ME.

Step 5

List the date of the presentation. For example:

17 May 2021.

Step 6

Ensure that the final citation appears in the following format:

Smith, James. "Nutrition and Culture." PowerPoint presentation. University of Maine, Orono, ME. 17 May 2021.

Citing a PowerPoint Presentation From the Internet

Step 1

List the name of the author of the PowerPoint presentation. For example:

Smith, James.

Step 2

List the title of the presentation in quotation marks. For example:

"Nutrition and Culture."

Step 3

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

AcademicWeb.

Step 4

List the medium of publication. For example:

PowerPoint.

Step 5

List the year of publication. For example:

2007.

Step 6

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

18 May 2021.

Step 7

List the URL of the website in brackets. For example:

Step 8

Ensure that the final citation appears in the following format:

Smith, James. "Nutrition and Culture." AcademicWeb. PowerPoint. 2007. 18 May 2021. http://www.academyweb.com/powerpoint/index.htm.