Answered By: Library Staff
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2014     Views: 14

Since APA doesn't have specific guidelines relating to slideshow presentations, a PowerPoint presentation should be treated the same as any type of paper.  You should:

  • Use parenthetical citations (formatted like those that Cori mentioned in her answer to your original question, with Author, Date and Page Number) on every slide wherever you quote, paraphrase, or summarize information from another source, just like you would if writing an APA-formatted paper.  These citations should go in the body of each slide on which you are using information from another source, as close to the end of the sentence or piece of information you are citing as possible -- but they should not be placed at the bottom of each slide.
  • Also use parenthetical citations for all graphics, tables, or images used.
  • Create a slide that is your References page, which ordinarily would be the last slide, and format it just like the References page of an APA-formatted paper.

So, if I understood your question correctly regarding what to put at the bottom of each slide, then the answer is there really should be nothing at the bottom of each slide.  Use in-text, parenthetical citations throughout the presentation, and include a References page at the end!  Here is a link to a sample PowerPoint presentation that uses APA style so you can see basically what it should look like.

Hope this helps!  If you have further questions, please feel free to let us know!  You can also check out our APA Citation Guide, or contact the Writing Center for additional help. 

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