Answered By: Kathryn Park Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018 Views: 158584
MLA does not provide exact guidance for creating citations and a Works Cited page within a PowerPoint presentation, but you should handle them using the same rules you would for a paper. Create an in-text citation within the sentence or bullet point on your slide and have a Works Cited page on your last slide. Your instructor may have specific instructions so always check that first.
See more in our MLA Style guide.
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- What if I were just implementing visual aid and not mentioning the picture on my powerpoint?
- Hi Motivated
You will still need to include information for the visual aid. Use the instructions for a table or illustration.
- Hi! So, will the works cited page for illustrations look like a regular citation page? Thanks so much! And what info can I use to cite, if it's a picture of a book cover, say, or just a random photo that offers no info??
- The Works Cited page is handled the same regardless of the format of the sources. How you would cite a book cover depends on a few factors. If there is a known illustrator, follow the rules for citing an illustrated book: http://elmo.academyart.edu/reference-help/mla_citation_guide.html#illBook
Instead of an illustrator, there may be a cover designer. Examine the verso page, on the backside of the title page (where you find copyright dates, Library of Congress Cataloging info, etc.) and look to see if anyone is credited with cover design. If so, just use the phrase cover designer instead of illustrator.
For a photo with no name, title, or date, you will "create a title" by writing a description, such as: Untitled Photo of Boy with Puppy. Use n.d. for no date listed.
A good example is listed in this guide under the heading "Images (With No Author, No Title, No Date)": http://www.cod.edu/library/research/cite/mla/multimedia.htm
Also look to this guide for the example of citing a photograph under An Original Work of Visual Art: http://elmo.academyart.edu/reference-help/tours_and_tutorials/AAU_Image_Citation_Guide.pdf
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- I myself have a pp presentation to do; and I have multiple peices of information from the same book (different pages from the book as well) all on one slide in different bullet points. Do I put a in text citation on each bullet point citing where I got my information from, or is there a easier way to do it that would be less text-consuming?
- Officially, you would have to cite each bullet point differently. However, if your instructor will allow it, you could conceivably just put the page numbers at the end of each bullet point, and the full parenthetical citation at the end of the slide (minus the page numbers). If that looks better, check with your instructor to see if that would be ok.
- I am creating a presentation for a paper, and I was wondering how I would cite images and ideas in the powerpoint in the Chicago style?
- Hi Prolix
Emory University has a great instruction sheet on this. It includes citing references from a database, website, and for images. Here is the link: http://business.library.emory.edu/documents/faq-handouts/chicago-citation-guide.pdf
- If a bullet point contains more than one sentence, but they are all from the same source, do I have to put a citation after each sentence or just at the end of the bullet point?
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