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Citation Guide (MLA 8th Edition): Class Notes & Presentations

How to cite sources according to MLA

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Formatting

Note: For your Works Cited list, all citations should be double spaced and have a hanging indent.

A "hanging indent" means that each subsequent line after the first line of your citation should be indented by 0.5 inches.

Instructor's Presentation Slides (e.g. PowerPoint, KeyNote, Google Slides)

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. "Title of PowerPoint Presentation." Date of PowerPoint presentation, Title of Course, School or Department, University or College. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

Works Cited Example

Paulson, Marianne. "Week 2: Defining Terms." 31 Mar. 2012, Birth of the Modern, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Otis College of Art and Design. Microsoft PowerPoint presentation. 

In-Text Citation Example

 Example: (Paulson, slide 5)

 Note: if you know the slide number, include it in your in-text citation. If not, leave it out.

Instructor's Notes or Handout Provided In Class

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Handouts/Notes." Name of Course, School or Department, College of University. Date notes were received. Course handout.

Works Cited Example

Kurtis, Mark. "Critical Analysis." Writing in the Digital Age, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Otis College of Art and Design. Received 5 May 2016. Course handout.
In-Text Citation Example

(Kurtis)

Online Content (e,g, posted on the Nest)

Instructor's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Article/Reading/Page." Name of Course, College of University, Date published or accessed, URL.

Works Cited Example

Staten, JoAnn. "Citing Your Sources." Writing in the Digital Age. The Nest, Otis College of Art and Design, 31 Jan. 2022, lms.otis.edu/d2l/le/lessons/7039/topics/118554
In-Text Citation Example

(Staten)

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