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Citing Sources in Presentations
You should always give credit to your sources -- even in a PowerPoint presentation! Audiences may ask you about the information you present on a specific slide. Be prepared to match that information to a citation on your References slide.
APA Style does not offer specific advice on how to cite within PowerPoint presentations. Before using the suggestions below, check with your professor on specific citing requirements for your course assignments.
Suggestion 1: Include a complete list of References as the last slide of your presentation.
Suggestion 2: Include "Source lines" on individual slides and a complete References list at the end of the presentation.
An adapted and abbreviated style for in-text citing of sources for a table or chart is shown in the image below. Include the author's last name (or name of organization) and the year. If the graphic includes information from multiple sources, include an in-text citation for each in alphabetical order, separated by a semi-colon. The References at the end of your paper or presentation should include the full-text citation for the sources cited under the graphic.