Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Jul 31, 2019     Views: 2558

Below find examples of PowerPoint lectures posted online as well as an example of a PowerPoint lecture that was presented face to face and not available online.

According to OWL, this is how you would cite online lecture notes presented in PowerPoint format:

Roberts, K. F. (2014). Federal regulations of chemicals in the environment [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from

Or this example from MiraCosta College.

Eaves, M.(2014). Real consequences [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from

According to the APA site, if the lecture was not posted online and cannot be retrieved, you would cite it as a personal communication which is only cited in text. You would include the initials and last name of your instructor, personal communication, and the date of the lecture:

A local writer faced legal consequences for not citing sources (J. M. Smith, personal communication, December 15, 2014).

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