To enhance the slides in your presentation, you can find images that relate to your topic and add them to appropriate slides. One of the best places to go for this is Google Image Search.
Write down which website the image came from (not google.com but the website the image came from - look to the right of the image to determine this) because you will need to include a citation for your image on your works cited page and this will also be used for the credit line under the image.
Caution should be used when trying to include videos from sites such as YouTube since these frequently do not work well in PowerPoint.
The TCC Library databases are a great place to find images for your presentation! Many times you can use images that accompany the articles you use for your research. To make a copy of an image from an article in a database, use the right-click method described in the column on the left of this page. There are also a few TCC Library databases that have their own collection of images, sounds and videos that you can use for your PowerPoint presentation. Some of the most popular of these are:
Just be sure to make a note of which database you got the image from for your works cited page.
In addition to including a citation for your images on your works cited page, it is good practice to also include a credit line under the image on your presentation. This lets your audience know where you obtained the image. Below you will see an example of a credit line.
Images that you have drawn or taken with a phone/digital camera also work well for presentations. If you have a picture that you need to digitize, most campus Computer Centers have a scanner available for student use.
Clip art from Microsoft is also another option. These can be accessed directly from the PowerPoint application. You will not need to cite clip art images in your works cited page or have a credit line for them on your presentation.