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How do I Cite Sources in Powerpoint?

by Forest Time, Demand Media

    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 2007.

    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 2007.

    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 2010.

    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 2010. .

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    About the Author

    Forest Time has been writing for over a decade. During this time, he founded and edited a short-lived literary magazine, received several prizes for his poetry and published a master's thesis on Cambodian history. He received his Master of Arts in Asian history from the University of Maine at Orono in 2007.

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