When citing sources in research
papers, use a conventional style, such as APA, MLA, Chicago, or Turabian. Check with your instructor as to what style to use. Each
style specifies a uniform way of citing sources that will:
Give an orderly appearance to your bibliography or reference
Provide all the essential elements of information that
a reader will need to locate the source.
When giving a speech, cite your
sources orally. Provide enough information to allow an audience member to
locate the source. Typically, you should include:
author or creator
title of the work
Additionally, consider offering a
brief statement about your source’s credibility by stating the source’s
connection to the topic.
For PowerPoint Presentations
When you use PowerPoint, be sure to
cite sources for any direct quotations or images appearing on a slide.
Write the information in a small font in a textbox at the bottom of the slide
or under the image.
If you use a graphic from the
Internet, you should cite it, too, unless it is in the public domain
Your instructor may also expect you
to include a bibliography slide at the end of your slideshow. Your
bibliography should not take the place of appropriate oral citations offered
during your presentation.