Guide to Cite a PowerPoint in APA

  • Use the standard APA author-date format for in-text citations. For example: (Johnson, 2020)

Reference List Entry

  • Author last name, first initial. (Date). Title of presentation [PowerPoint slides]. Site name. URL
  • For example: Johnson, C. (2020). Literature in retrospect [PowerPoint slides]. Slideshare.


  • Include a References slide at the end with full citations, like you would have a References page in an APA paper.
  • Use brackets after the title – [PowerPoint slides] – to indicate format.
  • If available online, provide the site name and URL.
  • If from a classroom website requiring login, use the login page URL.
  • Apply APA style formatting guidelines as much as possible regarding font, citations, etc.


  • Cite the source of any images, tables, data, etc. used in the PowerPoint, including an in-text citation.

In summary, cite a PowerPoint presentation similarly to how you would cite an APA paper or article, with some minor adaptations for the slide format. Let me know if you need any clarification or have additional questions!