Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 710

We were closed when you asked your question and are just now open again, so hopefully you will have time to use this information. 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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