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APA Citation and Formatting: Lecture Notes and PowerPoint Slides

Attention Students!

This guide is a starting point. For full details on correctly citing resources and creating references, please consult
the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Ed.) (2020), or Cites & Sources (6th Ed.) (2021).

Please Note! Library staff do not teach APA, and cannot evaluate or correct work. If you need help with APA Style, please contact your instructor.

How Do I Cite Lecture Notes & PowerPoint Slides?

An image of a PowerPoint title slide. The presentation is titled, “Mental health nursing and patient care”, by Professor Kathleen Smith in the Practical Nursing Program at Loyalist College. The presentation was given on October 8, 20219. Blue arrows point to the title, instructor, and date.

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.

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.