Answered By: Elaine M. Patton
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2018     Views: 1

Just like in a written paper, you need to have a separate list of all the details about about your sources (your Works Cited/References/Bibliography) plus the abbreviated citation to use wherever you've borrowed information (your in-text citation).

For example, a couple of slides discussing the chucking abilities of woodchucks have parenthetical citations:

Example slide about woodchucks chucking wood: the bullet point stating "prefer tender plants to woody" is attributed to (Willis and Long) Example slide with a direct quote in quotation marks, attributed to an article title ("Woodchuck")


The last slide of this presentation would be the Works Cited, which provides all the details that didn't appear in the in-text citation (like site name, publication date, and url).

Works cited slide in MLA style, with the full citation for Willis and Long (Willis, Bill, and Claire Long) and an authorless article whose citation starts with "Woodchuck."


Notice that the formatting in these examples is not exactly conventional MLA: the text is not in Times New Roman size 12 and nothing is double-spaced. Your professor is the final authority, of course, but generally speaking, the citation styles don't have any particular rules for presentations. Remember, slides are a very different presentation medium than a written essay and adjustments must be made for readability and aesthetics.