Q. How do I cite PowerPoint/Google Slides lectures using the APA format?

Answer

If the PowerPoint/Google Slides lecture was uploaded to a course management site, like Blackboard, the general format for your references list would be:

Instructor's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if given. (Year,  Month Day Presentation was created). Title of presentation: Subtitle if applicable [type of presentation]. Course management system. URL of login page for course management system. 

For example:

Sloan, C. (2020, May 20). Crafting an argument [PowerPoint slides]. Blackboard. https://frederick.blackboard.com/

If the PowerPoint/Google Slides lecture is posted on a website, use the following format:

Instructor's Lastname, First Initial. Second Initial if given. (Year, Month Day Presentation was created). Title of presentation: Subtitle if applicable [type of presentation]. Publisher. URL

For example: 

Sloan, C. (2020, May 20). Crafting an argument [PowerPoint slides]. SlideShare. https://www.slideshare.net/fictionalurl

The in-text citations for both of these example would be the same:

In-text paraphrase:

(Sloan, 2020)

In-text quotation: 

(Sloan, 2020, Slide 4)

If the PowerPoint/Google Slides is not available online, you can cite it as personal communication. To do this, you would only cite it in-text and would leave it out of your references list.

For example: 

Creating an outline is key to crafting a well-formed argument (C. Sloan, personal communication, May 25, 2020).

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  • Last Updated Jun 11, 2020
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