How To Cite A Lecture In An Essay

If I understand this correctly, you are writing a paper and you want to cite your professor as one of your sources.  I assume that what you want to cite is a lecture that he or she gave.

If that's the case, follow the first link I have provided below for some instructions on how to do that.  Scroll down to "Speeches, Lectures, or Other Oral Presentations."

The basic format is

Name of speaker, title...

If I understand this correctly, you are writing a paper and you want to cite your professor as one of your sources.  I assume that what you want to cite is a lecture that he or she gave.

If that's the case, follow the first link I have provided below for some instructions on how to do that.  Scroll down to "Speeches, Lectures, or Other Oral Presentations."

The basic format is

Name of speaker, title (if any), name of meeting, organization presenting it, location, date.  The last thing you put is some sort of descriptor like "class lecture."

The first link gives you a general idea of how to do this, along with links to all MLA formats.  The second link tells you exactly how to do a class lecture specifically.

Lecture – An oral presentation intended to present information about a particular subject; can be a speech, reading, or address.


 

Structure:

Last, First M. “Presentation Title.” Event Name. Location, City. Date Month Year Presented. Lecture.

Note: The event title, city, and location are not always specified in the lecture, but the information can be found elsewhere (like event programs).

 

Example:

Hamilton, Buffy J. “Illuminating Learning Communities Through School Libraries and Makerspaces: Creating, Constructing, Collaborating, Contributing.” Texas Library Association Conference. Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth. 29 Aug. 2011. Lecture.


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