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HU210: Creating In a Cafe - Artists of Romanticism

PowerPoint Tips

PPT Slide Tips:

  • Bulleted points (one to two words)
  • One or two images a slide
  • One background
  • No more than 3 fonts (Titles, Bulleted points, Citations) 
  • No animation
  • Contrast background with font color
  • Balance slide
  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Provide parenthetical citations on all slides


Enhance your PowerPoint Slides


First, look at the library reference resources or the online collection of cultural museums.
Credo (reference)
Other options:If you cannot find enough information to cite an image, locate a more credible image. 
                    Creative Commons (easy and convenient access to search services to the following independent organizations)


  • Library cd collection located on the upper level of the library. Only download 1 audio file per cd (academic purposes only)
  • iTunes, Amazon or other online music store (purchase individual song titles for small fee)


  • Insert or embed video (see tutorial )
  • Hyperlink  (will save file space and avoid copyright infringement) 

Presentation Equipment

Available for loan at the library circulation desk:

  • Presentation clickers 
  • VGA adapters for Mac users

The loan period for the above equipment is 2 hours. Borrowers are responsible for the return of the equipment.   

Adding/Editing Audio PowerPoint 2010

Copying Music from Cd to Computer

Free Online File Conversion Programs

Convert online videos (legal content,which you have rights) to file formats that can be inserted and edited in PowerPoint.