Q. How do I cite PowerPoint or Google Slides lectures using the MLA format?

Answer

If the PowerPoint/Google Slides was part of a lecture you attended in person, you cite as follows on your Works Cited page:

Instructor’s Last Name, First Name. “Title of Presentation.” Title of Course. Day Month Year of Lecture, Location. Lecture. Slide number if there was only one slide you used.

For example: 

Sloan, Courtney. "Crafting an Argument." English 101. 4 Apr. 2020, Frederick Community College. Lecture.

If the PowerPoint/Google Slides was a document that your professor uploaded to a course management system, like Blackboard, cite as follows on your Works Cited page:

Last name, First Name of PowerPoint creator. "Title of Presentation." Course Management System, name of person who uploaded, day month year it was uploaded, simplified URL.

For example:

Sloan, Courtney. “Crafting an Argument.” Blackboard, uploaded by Courtney Sloan, 21 Oct. 2019, frederick.blackboard.com/.

For in-text citations, use last name and slide number.

For example:

Planning is essential to a well-written argument (Sloan Slide 10).

If you only used one slide of the PowerPoint/Google Slides for your paper, indicate that slide number at the end of your Works Cited citation. In this case, there is no need to refer to the slide number in your in-text citation.

For example:

Planning is essential to a well-written argument (Sloan).

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