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HU201: Survey of the Human Adventure

Enhance your PowerPoint Slides


First, look at the library reference resources or the online collections of art 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)
  • Classic Cat - index to free classical music


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

3 Steps - Adding Video

1. Find file converter (

2. Convert to accepted PPT video file format (MPEG-4AVC or .mp4)

3.Insert and trim video in PPT slide

PowerPoint Tips

  • Bulleted Points
  • Design vs decorate
  • Select one background
  • No more than 3 fonts (Titles, bulleted points, Citations) 
  • Avoid animation
  • Contrast background with font color
  • Balance slide
  • Clarity of image
  • Check spelling and grammar

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