Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Feb 11, 2019     Views: 1034

How to "do" a PowerPoint presentation in APA Style

The APA manual does not have specific guidelines on how to format a PowerPoint presentation. However, you can follow APA style within your PowerPoint slides when citing your sources.  For example, your last slide will be your Reference List.  You can see examples of how this can be done in this tutorial from the Bennett College Library: APA Style PowerPoint Presentations.

How to cite a PowerPoint presentation in your References List

When citing online lecture notes, be sure to provide the file format in brackets after the lecture title (e.g. PowerPoint slides, Word document).  Don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines.

Roberts, K. F. (1998). Federal regulations of chemicals in the environment [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from

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For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online Students) for assistance with citing a website.

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about PowerPoint presentations and APA style.

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