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APA Citation & Formatting : Lecture Notes & PowerPoint Slides

Attention Students!

This guide is a starting point only. For full details on correctly citing resources and creating references, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (2020).

It is important to remember that Library staff do not teach APA, and will not evaluate or correct work. If you need help with APA Style, contact your instructor, or contact the Student Success Hub to request a meeting with a peer tutor or the Writing Clinic.

How Do I Cite Lecture Notes & PowerPoint Slides?

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Reference List Entry: Format (10.14)
Instructor, I. (Date). Title of presentation [Description]. Department, Institution. URL if applicable.

Please Note! If the slides come from a class website, a classroom management system like Blackboard, or a site like SlideShare, provide the name of the site and the URL.

Example:
Smith, K. (2019). Mental health nursing and patient care [PowerPoint]. Practical Nursing Program, Loyalist College.

Parenthetical Citation
(Instructor, Date, Slide number), e.g.: (Smith, 2019, Slide 3)

Narrative Citation 
Instructor (Date, Slide number), e.g.: Smith (2019, Slide 3)

Please Note!

This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. (2020). Library staff have reviewed the information in this guide, and to the best of our knowledge, it is accurate. However, mistakes do occur. Students bear sole responsibility for ensuring that their citations are correct, and that their assignments meet the criteria laid out by their instructor. Students are encouraged to contact Peer Tutoring or the Writing Clinic for assistance.