PowerPoint presentations are widely used to present an idea more explicitly and accurately. There are many style guides that provide us with different styles to cite these presentations. Which are:
- APA (American Psychological Association)
- AMA (American Medical Association)
- CMS (Chicago manual of Style
- MLA (Modern Language Association)
APA, MLA and CMS are the most widely used style guides. Let us look at the citation styles in these guides.
APA (American Psychological Association)
APA is one of the most widely used formats by authors writing scientific publications. For PowerPoint presentations that are available online, APA provides you with a format to cite them.
Morris, Harper. World of cooking [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from Cookery institute: Monty’s recopies Web site: http://Montyrecipes/cookeryinstitute/worldofcooking.htm.
CMS (Chicago manual of Style)
Chicago Manual of style enables you to cite PowerPoint presentations in 2 different formats.
CMS A gives you a numbered format for citing the presentations:
- Harper Morris, “People for Animals” (presentation, Boston state theatre, Boston, MA, July 21, 2011).
- Jimmy Blade, “In the Rise Of Dawn” (presentation Boston state theatre, Boston, MA, July 21, 2011).
CMS B gives an unnumbered format to cite the presentations.
Morris, Harper. “People for Animals”. Presentation, Boston state theatre, Boston, MA, July 21, 2011.
MLA (Modern Language Association)
In MLA style guide, you will find all the necessary information regarding every aspect of a citation in an article pr a paper. Here you have to cite a PowerPoint presentation like a lecture or a public address. The format is the same.
Morris, Harper. “People for Animals.” PowerPoint presentation. Boston University, Boston, MA. 15 July 2010.