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APA Style, 7th Edition

The APA Style 7th Edition guide serves to provide APA support starting January 2020

Using PowerPoint for Beginners

APA for PowerPoint Presentations

The APA manual does not have a section on how to format a PowerPoint presentation, but you can follow APA style guidelines within your PowerPoint. For example:

  • Include the same information on your title slide that you would have on a title page. 
  • Include in-text citations for any quote, paraphrase, image, graph, table, data, audio or video file that you use within your presentation. Please note that photographs are considered figures in APA style. 
  • The last slide will be your References List. 
  • “No citation, permission, or copyright attribution is necessary for clip art from programs like Microsoft Word or PowerPoint” (American Psychological Association [APA], 2020, p. 346).
  • Do not reproduce images without permission from the creator or owner of the image. See section 12.15 of the APA manual for more information about this.

 

Resource: Goodwin University Library. 2019. How to format a PowerPoint presentation in APA Style. Goodwin University.  https://goodwin.libguides.com/apastyle  

 

The video below shows APA for PowerPoint Presentations using the 6th edition. Double check the 7th edition to make sure formating is correct. The rest of the guidance on the video is sound, just make sure you update the citation with the newest version of APA style. Please contact Katie Thonen, Director of Library Resources at kthonen@hallmarkuniversity.edu for any questions