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How do I cite my sources in a PowerPoint?

Last Updated: Oct 27, 2015  |  17830 Views
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When creating a PowerPoint you'll need to cite your sources both in the text of your presentation, as well as on a references slide at the end. These citations will be similar to how you would cite resources in a traditional paper. 

Every time you quote, paraphrase or use an image from a source in your presentation, you'll need an in-text citation on your slide. This will include all the same things an in-text citation includes in a paper: Author's last name, year, and location information if you are using a direct quote. Location information is either a page number, or a paragraph number.

If you are paraphrasing, the author's last name and year are sufficient. 

Here is an example: (Smith, 2015, para. 5) or (Smith, 2015)

These in-text citations will correspond to a full citation you'll include on the references slide. The references slide will look similar to the references page for a paper. Put the word References at the top of the slide and list your sources in alphabetical order, by author's last name.

If you have questions about this, consider checking out the APA Citation Guide on the library website, or stop by the library and chat with your campus librarian.

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