These MLA 8 PowerPoint citation examples show you how to incorporate sources from slideshows into your humanities school paper. Lectures and meeting notes from conferences are useful sources for your research. Using these types of resources provides your reader with current findings in the topic being discussed.
PowerPoint Citation Examples
MLA citations uses nine citation elements in a container system. This allows for flexibility in writing works cited entries. Follow this basic format to create entries for PowerPoint slideshow presentations.
Format – Slides Viewed at a Later Time
Instructor’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Lecture.” Title of Course, Day Month, Year of Lecture, Location. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
Melendez, Erica, “Urban Sprawl and Freeway Congestion.” Urban Planning, 26 July, 2009, Columbus College. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.
Format – Lecture Heard in Person
Instructor’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Lecture.” Title of Course, Day Month, Year of Lecture, Location. Lecture.
Melendez, Erica, “Urban Sprawl and Freeway Congestion.” Urban Planning, 26 July, 2009, Columbus College. Lecture.
MLA Examples for In-Text Citations
Every time you quote or paraphrase from another source in your MLA paper, you must include an in-text citation. This in-text citation points your reader to the full source information in your works cited page. Follow this basic format.
(Last Name of Presenter Slide #)
(Melendez Slide 6)
If no slide number is available, simple place the last name of the presenter inside parentheses as shown.
Understanding MLA 8 Citation Style
Place the nine core elements of each citation in the order as follows:
- Title of source.
- Title of container,
- Other contributors,
- Publication date,
Place a period after Author and Title of source. Separate the remaining elements by commas.
- Using PowerPoint presentations is a good way to include current sources.
- Finalize your MLA paper by making sure every in-text citation matches to a works cited entry.
- Always follow your assignment rubric.
- Ask your librarian for help in finding good research sources.
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