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Use this LibGuide for information on how to cite sources using APA. You'll find handouts, books, websites, and examples that will help you learn how to create stellar citations.
NOTE: This LibGuide uses the rules for the 6th edition. Some 5th edition examples are on the APA tab.

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NoodleTools helps create accurate citations, reference lists, and annotated bibliographies. For best results, we recommend that you use it in conjugation with the APA manual or Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL).

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New to APA? Need a refresher? Not sure how to cite a resource? Try these...

  • NoodleBib - An online tool to help you collect citation information, keep track of your notes and sources, and generate an APA reference list.
  • Purdue OWL - An excellent resource on all things APA. This site has plenty of examples and is easy to navigate.
  • Ask a Librarian by email or give us a call at (414)382-6062

Citing Sources in a PowerPoint Presentation

APA does not currently provide guidance on how to format references within a PowerPoint presentation. So, while there are suggested "best practices" there are not official standards. The ultimate goal is to provide attribution while at the same time allowing your presentation to be visually clear and not distracting. 

If you treat a .ppt presentation like you would a normal paper, then you would provide in text citations within the individual slide, and a list of references at the end. One example of this approach is available at:

APA Style PowerPoint Presentations - Holgate Library Research Guides


(Adapted from the Des Moines University Library LibGuide)

Help with Proofreading, Editing, and APA

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The Communication Resource Center (CRC) is located in the Computer Center (RC109D) and provides writing, reading, and speaking assistance.

A 30-minute on-campus appointment can be scheduled during all CRC open hours. Visit the CRC website for current semester hours.

A 60-minute online appointment can be scheduled during evening CRC open hours. See Online CRC Evening Appointments for details.

APA 6th Edition Format Citations

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